Crimson’s Creative Challenge #20 – The Red Dot


My aged travelling companion, Crisp, was fascinated by the level crossing gates. “Why the big red dot in the middle?” she mused.

“Maybe tomorrow the word STOP might be painted on,” I suggested.

“Odd,” she said as she stood and observed the red dot. “Funny place this England,” she continued, “they don’t do thinks like we do. Like where’s the flashing lights, what use is this little piddling lamp on top of the gates meant to achieve?”

Crisp was a woman of opinion on most topics and continuously compared what she saw to back home. Stepping back she raised her camera and proceeded to snap off a few photos which I was sure would be used upon arriving home when she gave her report on the trip to the local Country Women’s Association. I was sure they were enjoying her being on the other side of the world!


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16 Responses to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #20 – The Red Dot

  1. crimsonprose says:

    Like it. Of course, you could have told your travel companion that this is the old level crossing, that the ‘new’ ones do indeed have flashing lights and automated fates. 🙂

  2. That’s the red dt Michael…….. you should see the cat!!!!

  3. Lyn says:

    That’s a unique take on the photo, Michael.

  4. Violet Lentz says:

    The adventures of Crip and Mike continue.. I would love to see some snaps of the two of them.. Quite a pair….

  5. Dale says:

    Ha ha! Love it (and your exchange with “Crisp”!)

  6. I really like the story you created from the picture.

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