Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state in the United States. Most are true ghosts in that nothing marks they were ever there.
I ventured to Narrows to research the area for one of my stories. Nothing remained of the original town, which was south of Burns between two lakes on a narrow strip of land. Thus, the name.
The lakes are named Malheur and Mud, Malheur being the largest and a wildlife refuge. Migrating birds use the two lakes as rest stops. And I have to say water is not a normal sight in the high desert, especially in large quantities.
As I said, nothing was left of the once existing town. An RV park was there with a little cafe. We stopped for a piece of pie and met a local gentleman whose ancestors had lived in Narrows. He showed us where the town used to be and a tree his grandmother had planted.
I apologize for the not so great photos. My camera was still fairly new, and I had the insane notion I could outsmart it. lol I never made that error again.
These vistas of nature are typical Oregon ghost towns. Have you ever visited a ghost town? Bet you took better pictures. lol
Edits on Worlds on Edge continue. I just finished the first round. There are a few chapters I edited more heavily than others that I need to reread and a tiny detail I have to check for in the first 26 chapters. Then I have the final read-through. I anticipate formatting next week. Ooo!
I’m reading at the Writers Guild meeting this week. Thursday night if you’re in the area. The information is in my sidebar. So yeah, I have a Guild meeting this week.
I met with my critique group on Monday. Since I’ve been busy with edits, I didn’t have anything to submit. Must, must, must get back with The Rifters next week.
How’s your writing going?