poetry, Short Fiction, short story

Mountain Climbing – Six Sentence Story

waterfalls during sunset
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Mountain Climbing

Approaching mountains challenges my inner ilk; What force would propel and what would cause slouching at angst of faltering, of falling down and never getting up? Classified as an elder, gray woman, will my will to be more become too overwhelming or would the fence allow a reasonable gate to let me inside? Cast away within the shadows of fear, it is easy to fall back and find solace in the coolness and the warmth of simply being. Until anxiety allows a surge of action, this fear takes hold and rules every decision made for my own demise. With this it is clear that the only way to take on a mountain is to get up, take my rod, tread forward, one step at a time, spiraling to the top.

taking in the light
permitting the light to glow
follow me on high

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There you have it! This is my Six Sentence Story for this week in Haibun style. You can join in by going to this LINK

Here’s the challenge:
Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

PROMPT WORD: MOUNTAIN

17 thoughts on “Mountain Climbing – Six Sentence Story”

  1. hey! thanks… I was not aware of this Haibun style. Like it.
    Even as I scanned the Six the first time, my brain was saying something about poetic prose… then saw your reference and looked it up.
    very cool (and a good Six too!)

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  2. Great one. Excellent use of the cue and I especially like spiraling to the top as one generally thinks of spiraling downward or even out of control

    Good thinking…you put work into this or you’re gifted. I’m going with both! Love it.

    Like

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