Each week Friday Fictioneers serves up a challenge: to write a 100-word story, from a photo prompt. This week’s photo was provided by the talented Sandra Crook. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields herds this ever-growing group of writers and I am grateful for her integrity, kindness and commitment. I am grateful for the wonderful group members who have supported my writing for 2+ years now. When I miss a week, I am always disappointed. Thank you all, and may you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving, if you are celebrating it.
If you would like to join Friday Fictioneers, or would like to check out the many other wonderful stories, please stop by Rochelle’s blog Addicted To Purple, for more details. As always, I welcome honest, constructive feedback. I try to do the same.
A Long Hard Path
All of her thoughts were dark. A sense of hopelessness permeated each day. As she set out, in the dim early light, she knew that despite any pain she might cause those she loved, it would be better… in the end.
The path was steep. Each step a pilgrimage, she drew in deep breaths and thought of the struggle, year in and year out, to find balance and peace. Each step a prayer–– forgive me; I’m sorry… one foot in front of the other.
Legs heavy, heart racing, she reached the top of the bluff, and paused, as the sun rose.
(Word count: 101)
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