Friday Fictioneers: A Few More Steps

I wrote this for last week’s Friday Fictioneers but wasn’t sure about publishing it. Returned to it a couple of days later and thought, why not? For those who don’t know, Friday Fictioneers involves writers responding to a prompt with 100 words or less. Thank you to Rochelle for providing the following photo prompt.

This piece is based on one of my favourite poems, Robert Frost’s Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.

Copyright The Reclining Gentleman

Copyright The Reclining Gentleman

A Few More Steps

Her hand trailed along the railing separating two worlds. On one side, headlights. Street lamps. Artificial lighting trying to compensate for the sun’s absence. On the other, water as seemingly solid as the road. Stout apartment buildings crowded the distance. They looked empty where she stood.

She took a few steps. Another pair of headlights screamed past. She had not walked this path before. A layer of cloud hung like a heavy blanket on a hot day. She took another step. Miles to go before I sleep. The words echoed in her head as she took a few more steps.

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Words: 100

Click here to learn more about Friday Fictioneers and here to read more writing for this prompt. Thank you for reading! I would love to hear any thoughts or feedback.

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