Heaven on Earth

Flash Fiction, a short story written in 100 words or less.

My lungs are near bursting, my eyes blinking as the sweat drips beaded onto my lashes. I force my shaking legs to keep going, just one more step, just another one more step (my body ignores my mantra knowing there are many steps left).

30 Days of Hiking and I am only on day six.

In my arrogance I imagined this would be easier.

In my ignorance I did not buy rain gear.

I stop to breath and lean heavily against a tree. Beauty surrounds me.

I smile knowing that I could die right now having already arrived in heaven.


2 thoughts on “Heaven on Earth

  1. I’ve never been on a long hike, but I imagine this would be my reaction! I so admire your ability to fit a character and emotion into 100 words. Sometimes I need 100 words just to describe a pine cone haha

    • Hahaha, I absolutely love to hike, but it never seems to get any easier.
      And thank you so much for your compliment! I really appreciate it 🙂
      Long descriptions can be amazing. I am a huge fan of descriptive language 🙂

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