Piper pored over the scrawls on the oddly drawn map. “Ok! I’m pretty sure it’s just past this way.”
“Right. Uh huh. Just past the green hill that looks like every other green hill,” Mary said as her foot sank into a squishy patch of grass. “For the love of Gandalf!”
Piper tsked. “For someone who grew up in these beautiful pastures, you sure don’t appreciate it.”
“Oh, shut up. Just get us to Uncle’s house. Everyone’s already arrived.”
“We’re practically here. It’s right around-huh.” Piper frowned as she stepped onto more lush green countryside. She unfurled the map, holding it up against the landscape. “I could’ve sworn…”
Stopping behind Piper, Mary glanced at the map, and then did a double-take. “Why is the map upside down?” Mary and Piper stared at each other for a split second before Mary grabbed the parchment and smacked her companion on the head with it.
A few moments later of examining the now right-side-up map, Mary rolled it up again and marched off silently in the right direction, Piper trotting behind her.
“Uncle’s going to be so surprised at the unexpected party!”
© Jade M. Wong 2016
As soon as I saw this Sunday’s photo prompt, I immediately thought of the Shire and all things Tolkien. Result: this silly Tolkien-inspired story of Hobbit and Lord of the Rings references. Bonus points to whoever spots them all! (There’s about 5-6 references, depending on how specific you want to be.)