I'm participating in author Dan Antion's Third Annual Thursday Doors Writing Challenge. Dan invited photographers, who follow his Thursday Doors posts, to submit photos for this challenge. Writers are invited to study the photos and when inspired to create a poem or story.
This is my third submission, a simple tanka, and it's in response to Mary Giese's intriguing photo.
My father built a dune buggy before such vehicles existed. And with it, he'd take us back into the sand dunes and the deserted Chocolate mountains. I've several stories of rattlesnakes, badgers, and tarantulas. And I've vivid memories of sunburns and blisters on bare feet.
If you've a moment, check out Dan's challenge. You might find memories that prompt a story or poem. I'd love to read your share. 😊