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Writing Prompt – Sandstorm


We’re in This Together…


Photo by Steve McCurry

This being the first Karavansara Friday Prompt, it had to feature a camel and a desert, right?
Should you go and write a story or a vignette or a piece of prose or poetry thanks to this picture, please let us know in the comments!

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

3 thoughts on “Writing Prompt – Sandstorm

  1. Foul beast.

    You were shat out of some flea-plagued mare a decade ago and would make a poor meal, if I did not suspect that your vile temper did not permeate the very flesh upon your bones.

    You smell, you spit, you bay, you soil even this empty desert. You are an abomination and when this trek is over, I will revel in the most heinous fate I can comptemplate for you – to allow you to live out your life among your own kind, one dumb animal unheedlingly rotting amongst the herd.

    I will make it a point to seek out whatever mudhole you drink from and foul it regularly. Slitting your throat would be too good an end for such a waste of water as you.

    Even man’s Creator must have taken leave of his senses when he allowed you to spark in the womb, or else you are some form of Djinn’s punishment excreted upon me for the sins of this life, both the ones I’ve perpetrated and the ones I’ve only fancied. I have taken the lives of men and women with equal parts glee and dispassion, I have witnessed abominations and even aided them in their evil pursuits, I have broken every one of man’s laws that I can think of and still I do not deserve your company.

    And for it, I am glad.

    Do not stop, beast.

    We are almost there…


  2. My loving eyes
    Can’t see your loving hands
    but my heart is used to trust You
    and I know that in this storm
    You lead me to the light.

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