Caution & Risk…Friday Fictioneers.

After much coercion, Ingrid reluctantly agreed to join Klaus on a precarious bus trip through the Peruvian Andes to Huaraz.

Known as “Captain Risk”, Klaus embraced extreme sports, and would jump off a cliff attached to a rubber band. Meanwhile, Ingrid was “Captain Caution”… scared of heights and nauseous on a Ferris wheel.

Yet, she was still a photographer.  As the magnificent condor soared majestically across the canyon, Ingrid saw nothing else. Indeed, she didn’t see the sign until Klaus grabbed her by the wrist, saving her life.

That, she wrote in her journal, was better than a proposal.

99 Words

This has been another contribution to Friday Fictioneers Hosted by Rochelle Wishoff-Fields . This week’s PHOTO PROMPT © Björn Rudberg.



33 thoughts on “Caution & Risk…Friday Fictioneers.

  1. Rowena Post author

    Thanks very much, Anita. I’m a photographer myself and I’m guilty as charged. I’ve met Australian photographer Ken Duncan a few times and he’s had quite few near misses with wildlife. Our priorities can be a little misguided.
    Best wishes,

  2. Rowena Post author

    Hi Anita,
    I tried to leave this comment on your FF piece but it didn’t work. Very well thought-out and executed, Anita. She’s a strong, brave woman. It’s also interesting to think about what it takes to save a life and how we can make a difference to someone in distress.
    When it comes to dealing with a dead end, we can forget how small changes can add up and ultimately make a difference. Change your trajectory.
    xx Rowena

  3. prior..

    go Klaus…
    and I could feel the beauty of the candor soaring and pulling the photographer – all the more when we know she was hyper cautious – you showed how she got hooked in…such flow!

  4. Dale

    A cautious lady that follows a risk taker… they were meant to be! Especially after that spectcular save!

  5. michael1148humphris

    Your story allowed me to soar in the Andes. I really enjoyed your take on the prompt,

  6. Rowena Post author

    That’s been my thinking too. I’m a firm believer that opposites attract, although there are exceptions and some couples are more opposite than others.
    Hope you have a great week. Are you doing the April A-Z Challenge this year? I’m doing it again and am frantically trying to get as many posts crossed off as I can before it starts. As usual, I think I’ve bitten off too much, but I’ve been very pleased with the results in previous years as well. So, it’s been more than worth it.
    xx Rowena

  7. Rowena Post author

    Hi Lisa,
    Thank you very much. This flash fiction format seems to suit me very well. I mainly used to write poetry but I’m always picking at it and find it hard to let it go and finally be finished. For some reason, I don’t have the same issue with these and after getting my head into the photo and getting my bearings, I can polish something off that I’m pleased with.
    Best wishes,

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