for Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Labyrinth.
As a child, she loved venturing inside the mystical labyrinth with her friends, but in recent years they’d all departed and being of poor health she was determined to return there once more while she was still able.
Clutching a torch in one hand, her cane in the other, she crept in, “hello” she called…
Visited only by them it was an eerie place where they played hide and seek and had fun scaring each other, and to make it their own they’d each painted their names on the rugged brickwork.
They were still just visible but beneath each of them, even hers was etched RIP and on the floor were scattered wildflowers, like the ones they used to love gathering.
She felt a chill draft and heard a distant rumbling, “hello?” she called again…
She seemed at peace when they found her.
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