Crimson’s Creative Challenge #22 – The Old London Road.


My aged travelling companion, Crisp, was beside herself with excitement, and that in itself was no mean feat, as today we were going in search of an ancient Roman road.

Crisp had seen a lot of history in her time, which is the case for those who have lived a long life.

She was up early with her trusty walking shoes all spit and polished. Her enthusiasm was infectious as we set off with her leading the way from the bus stop into the bush where she was anticipating the road to be.

Around a small bend, she found it. Time had not done it any favours, but Crisp in true form took copious photos and couldn’t help but stand back and marvel at what appeared to be a few rocks lain in some obscure pattern, telling me we were lucky to be standing on the old London Road.


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6 Responses to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #22 – The Old London Road.

  1. crimsonprose says:

    I read and I smile. I like your take on the prompt. 🙂
    And I did indeed set out early that day, though I didn’t polish my boots. And it wasn’t the first time I’d visited; I was researching the history of the village, one-time home to my Kemp-ish ancestors.
    I thank you, that of the many prompts offered on WP, you so often accept CCC. 🙂

    • Michael says:

      So long as you tolerate my weird way of telling a story. I like to use recurring characters, it gives me a sense of direction when I write. Plus I never know what one might say to the other. When I grew up around these parts Kemp was the milkman.

      • crimsonprose says:

        Really? But we’re everywhere. It’s quite a common name in Norfolk, most are descendants of immigrant weavers, though my own line appears to have arrived as oart of King Stephen’s Flemish mercenaries in his troubles with Cousin Matilda.

  2. Violet Lentz says:

    Psst, Michael. get Crispina to tell us more about the Kings Stephen’s trouble with Cousin Matilda. Or you could just make it up and create a story for next weeks photo.. I love the traipsing’s of Mike and Crisp!

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