This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.
Which can be found by following the link below..


by John Yeo

  The travellers had driven the mules and the assembled pack train from the lower slopes of the mountains. They had endured a long arduous climb to a large hidden valley within the peaks.
Professor Tomlinson, a well known explorer, was the brains behind the expedition.
Jim Smithers was a respected botanist, who had joined the team to study the flora along the mountainous trails.
There were two other members of the team, Laura, a  redheaded lab assistant and Sam, a strong young  English cockney man who was included to take care of everyone along the way.

The Professor addressed the team.
‘Listen everyone, we haven’t far to go, if we reach the fabled city in the sky, we will be lucky enough to contact a unique civilisation, the chances are, some of us could be wealthy beyond measure.’

   Jim Smithers and Laura, who had certainly become an item, during the earlier part of the climb smiled. Marriage would certainly be on the cards now.

Suddenly they were under attack, a thousand arrows, spears and boulders rained down on them from above.
Sam was the first to go down as the expedition was surrounded by the local inhabitants.
The rest of the team were bound hard and foot and dragged by the mules to a golden shining city in the clouds.

How they came to tell the story of what happened next will be the subject of some more Flash Fiction another day.

© Written by John Yeo.