Web #writephoto

Thursday photo prompt   Reaching this corridor had taken time, and my companion and I were exhausted. When was the last time human beings had visited these walls? We had to decipher puzzles, and pick complicated locks. We had lost our way many times, fearing to fall through some traps, and crash down to deep … Continue reading Web #writephoto

#VisDare 114: Prepared #WritersWednesday

On this far-away horizon we fly, age-old balloonists, at peace. I long thought, in the moonless nights, reading, dreaming, of those eons ahead of us - the universe 's infinity, the long journeys, our transformation, progressive, imperceptible, on the shores of time. Old-fashioned I am - we are - in the eyes of the past centuries, albeit not … Continue reading #VisDare 114: Prepared #WritersWednesday

#AtoZChallenge2015: Képi

Ah, le sable chaud... This incomparable military hat evokes La Légion, Jean Gabin, and so much of French lore, cinema... and military disasters! "The kepi (English pronunciation: /ˈkɛpiː/ or /ˈkeɪpiː/) is a cap with a flat circular top and a visor (American English) or peak (British English). Etymologically, the term is a loanword of the French képi, itself a re-spelled version of the Alemannic Käppi: a diminutive form of Kappe, meaning "cap". … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge2015: Képi