Mountainous Adventure.

I love driving through mountainous terrain, with the snow capped peaks rising above me; The sheer drop to the ice cold mountain stream below. Somehow they have carved a road through the solid rock. A road so precarious it is dangerous enough to be safe. Each rocky projection you negotiate provides a panoramic view which unfolds before you like a living calendar.
However, this trip was proving to be different. I had had a bad feeling about it before I started out, and should have listened to my instincts. The further I travelled the less it looked like the map I had, no matter which way I turned it, and it was getting later and later. Too late to turn back now, it came as some relief when, negotiating a rocky outcrop, I found a Village tentatively clinging to the side of the mountain.
Being mid-winter I decided to find lodgings before it got too late, so stopped and asked the only person I saw on the street if he could direct me to a Hotel. As the mist rolled down from the mountains and darkness stole the last rays of light from the sky he yelled, “Get out of town!!, Get out of town now!! It’s the
mid winter solstice. You can hear the slamming of bolts as the people of the village secure their doors and shutter their windows, though all in vain.
Can’t you sense the fear in the air? This is the night the Ice Men come down from their frozen caves on the mountain to steal maidens from the village, for entertainment and to fill their larders for another year. It is the night the whole community dreads for none are safe. These men are un-stoppable and no one knows who will be missing in the morning”.
As he disappeared into the night, I looked around for somewhere to hide or take refuge.Fear chilled me to the very bone. I could feel the Ice Men getting closer and closer. It got colder and colder and I could feel their foul breath on my face. Frozen to the spot with fear I could not move. Suddenly a cold wet tongue licked straight up my face.
I screamed!!!
Waking myself up, the bed covers on the floor, the cold air conditioner blowing straight at me, and my faithful dog licking my face, so I’d take him outside for a leg up.
Thank God, it was only a dream!!

Mountainous Adventure.

terryslack

Joined January 2008

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