Welcome to this week’s Thursday Writing Prompt. I just got back from a weekend in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, where I attended the Strasburg Railroad’s Steampunk Unlimited event. I stayed at the Red Caboose Motel, which has real cabooses and train cars that have been turned into motel rooms. The motel also has a petting zoo that included sheep, goats, and chickens. Lots of chickens.
I’ve learned that roosters don’t just crow at dawn. Ten o-clock at night and three in the morning work just as well. But I’m not complaining about the birds. I can’t say that the chickens kept me awake or woke me up, and it was nice to hear something other than the constant roar of Interstate traffic for a few nights.
For this week’s prompt, I’m giving you a list of things that I encountered on my trip. Your task is to incorporate them into a short story of any length. Here are the items:
- white rooster
- motor scooter
- bank barn
- steam train
- hot-air balloon
I bet you didn’t expect the chicken, did you? Now, go and write.