“Adventurous Tales from a Mountain Walk.”
This is my first outing as a budding writer of fact, fiction, downright lies, magic, historical and involving anything and anyone who may be considered old. Well, they do say write what you know best, and I am 63 going on 64.
All my characters and features have aged, but they still have a soul. You the reader will witness lives in a series of short stories that culminate into one finale on a mountain ridge in South America.
• The sun and its relationship with a somewhat troublesome mountain range.
• The Old craggy trail versus the annoying new road. With its coat of shiny reflectors.
Now, the objects and animals:
• An Old people’s home, that every now and then had an excellent story to tell by one of its elderly patients.
• An abandoned Willy Jeep who was once in a theatre of war in the Philippines way back in 1945.
• A little sombrero, who befriends a strange man. Together they go to Auschwitz.
• A 100 peso coin who decides to bring luck to the same peculiar man.
• A not so impetuous old scorpion. Contented in the knowledge; he can take on the strange man’s outstretched finger.
• A lost Chilean bottle of wine bears witness to car theft.
• A kite who wishes to be a satellite.
• Gloria and Marta, two cows that decide flying is a safe option.
• The deceased cyclist. Mourned by an Olympian from the 1936 Berlin Games.
• A proud hummingbird a definite hit with the ladies.
MEET THE CHARACTERS
A retired Policeman now reduced to a street man, who walks everywhere. A rock in his hand and a memory that only lasted 24 hours each time.
A young Nun who when all her friends were snoring she was heard singing instead.
The sexy lady with the buttocks to die for on her equally beautiful quadbike.
The retiring truck driver who, like his grandfather knew when to say little to gain much.
Together these four Colombians, with many more come into brief contact with a strange looking man, with white hair, blue eyes, red face and funny looking legs. The same man who speaks no Spanish and appears out having a walk.
Each character, feature, and object comes alive to the reader through the eyes of themselves. All their stories come together in the final chapters when the mountain decides one dark night to rumble and shake. Their survival will depend on each other.