It was billed as the “Ultimate Hunting Adventure.” He had tracked elk on horseback through chest-deep snow, had weathered violent squalls off the coast of Nova Scotia for ocean fowl, had slogged through piranha-infested rivers for trophy arapaima. Organizers promised this excursion would be all that and more.
The final hunt location and quarry were kept secret. Participants were given instructions on what gear to bring and boarding passes for a private jet. His excitement was palpable.
“Are you game,” he was asked at check-in.
“I’m up for anything.”
“No, I meant are you prey or predator?”
The 100 Word Challenge, a writing prompt created by Velvet Verbosity, takes a single theme to tell a story in only 100 words ~ no more, no less. This week’s theme is ‘Game.’
* A respectful nod to “Gilligan’s Island” episode The Hunter – Season 3, Episode 18