What do you see # 38 – 13 July 2020 – Randalph Not Gandalph.





The bearded man in a robe stood at the gate and announced he wasn’t Gandalf but rather Randalph the Lesser.
His castle, if you wanted to call it that, sat high upon a mountain in the most inaccessible place on earth.
Randalph was constantly disappointing visitors with the news he wasn’t who they thought he was.
“I don’t do magic, I can’t cast spells, as it is with all the Covid going on visitors have dried up and I’m trying to get on jobkeeper just to stay afloat.”
He looked decidedly down about the whole affair and from his pocket he produced a small bottle of sanitizer which after pouring an amount into his hand rubbed them vigorously together.
“Can’t be too careful,” he announced and from another pocket produced a large facial mask he tied securely around his head.
“Imagine if the virus got up here, there’d be chaos, the place would be a ghost town in no time,” he ruefully stated. “best if you turn around and head on home,” he said, “nothing to see up here apart from the castle and an aging non-wizard.”
It was with mounting disappointment that I turned to walk the long walk down the steps to my car.
“You’re welcome to leave a donation in the box at the bottom of the steps,” he said to my retreating back.
“As if,” I thought to myself as I trudged on down.
 
 
Written for: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/07/13/what-do-you-see-38-13-july-2020/
 
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15 Responses to What do you see # 38 – 13 July 2020 – Randalph Not Gandalph.

  1. Sadje says:

    Oh, a wasted trip!
    Thanks for your wonderful contribution to this challenge.

  2. Lyn says:

    Well, I think it’s a disgrace that he wears the robe and hat of a wizard. Good take on the photo prompt, Michael 😀

  3. A Wise Man is a wise man, and I’d say this Wise Man was wise

  4. Haha. That was a brilliant take on the prompt.
    And that might have been a real waste of a trip

  5. rugby843 says:

    Loved this, Michael!😄

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

  6. Chris Hall says:

    Oh dear. But it made me chuckle!

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