Wild Goose Chase

Write about the most wonderful wild goose chase you ever experienced: some plan that went awry and led to a wonderful discovery; a wrong turn that caused you to see something incredibly beautiful; the wrong train where you met someone terribly interesting; etc. Some appropriate cover art would be appreciated. Please turn it around in the usual two weeks, and return it home to NovelCat when the adventures are over.

Unfortunately this journal seems to have been kept by an inactive moocher
and all attempts to recover it so far have failed.