I follow this page on Facebook called “The Writer’s Circle.” Today they issued a writing prompt challenge, accompanied by this image. I don’t normally go for these things, but I had a few moments to spare.
“The castle was gone! Elbert McLedge knew he had left it there, but in his two year absence something strange and nefarious must have crept in through a rift in time and stolen it. Or had they merely blasted it into oblivion, as evidenced by the gaping hole in the mountainside? Surely something was amiss. Or did Sir Elbert take a wrong turn yet again? His squire was never of any assistance when it came to map reading, and his faithful steed (the old donkey named Mustache) was indeed losing his once superior homing abilities.”