A short story

for Sadje’s What Do You See? prompt.





Which way to turn? To my left, a grassy dell, gently undulating, bathed in sunshine. But no, I turn to my right and enter the bosky coppice. I clamber, trip, tumble. I snag my clothes on vicious brambles but I carry on.

I follow a babbling brook. It divides. I sit cross-legged between the two streams, my back to the parting of the ways. Which to follow? To my left the sparkling water gently flows, silverfish dance, bees bombinate. 

But I choose to wade the angry deluge to my right, slipping on rocks, sliding on slimy weed. The torrent froths, splashes, but somehow I feel exhilarated, excited, expectant.

Life is filled with choices. I made mine. For without venture, there can be no gain.



Original image credit ; Free photo

12 thoughts on “A short story

  1. ladysighs May 23, 2022 / 18:36

    I always like what you do to images at the bottom of your posts. Adding a little bit more to the original.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Sadje May 24, 2022 / 04:34

    I like your adventurous take Keith. Thanks for joining in!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. michnavs May 30, 2022 / 13:23

    i always enjoy you reading your pieces..


  4. KL Caley May 30, 2022 / 13:23

    Wow, great take. I love how you have adapted the image. KL ❤


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