copyright Melanie Greenwood
"Thank you very much. Carving out mazes is a hobby of mine."
"Well, you sure are good at it. I've been in here almost 15 minutes and I'm just now finding my way out!"
"15 minutes? Hey, that's not bad at all!"
"Ha! I was beginning to think I should have ... ha, ha ...brought dinner and a flashlight."
"Yeah, I've frequently thought that too."
"Frequently thought that too? How long have you been in here?"
"Two years and four months, ever since I carved it. Thank God you found me!"
Frankly I'm not particularly good at mazes either. The last time I went through a maze by the time I came through the other end Morlocks and Eloi were running the operation.
You won't need a time machine, however, to check out the offerings of the other Friday Fictioneers relative to the picture prompt overhead, but you will have to contend with the weekly mazelike grid of Fictioneers that Russell calls the Hollywood Squares Authors Block.
To read them all won't quite take you two years and four months. Bring dinner and a flashlight though.