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Friday Fictioneers – Climb

7 March, 2014

Happy friday everyone! And Happy Frific! Thanks as always to Rochelle, the Life President of the FF world. This week she has given us an almost barren landscape of a pic:

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but luckily the world of FriFic inspiration is not quite so dry and empty. Behold, 100 words:

 

It’s said that you see your whole life again at the end, but that’s not true. When one missed foothold became a stumble, a slip, an irreversible sliding descent, I didn’t see My Life So Far. Rather I felt every regret, every happiness, every sadness, every fear return. Emotions clashing with one another, assaulting me in packs.

And then regret for the future I had lost; sadness and fear for my wife and son.

But

If I was feeling what was to come, maybe this wouldn’t be the end?

I kicked with renewed desperation, swung my axe with greater force.

 

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24 Comments
  1. Hope even in the most hopeless situation – I loved it. I was in a car accident while heavily pregnant and went everything that you mention in your story (fortunately the outcome was good all round).
    Well told 🙂

    • It’s interesting that my fiction rang so true to your terrible real-life experience. This was completely ficitonal but I tried to imagine what it would be like in that situation – it seems I got quite close. Glad you liked my story, and even MORE glad that your accident had a happy ending!!

  2. A nice ending to an uplifting story.

  3. That “but” in the middle of the story was a perfect mood change – hope in the face of despair. Great job!

  4. yipeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I need disciple and deadlines :D) xox ❤

  5. Dear RG,

    This had a very real feel to it, from hopelessness to determination to hope. Good one

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  6. I hope he makes it!

  7. Good use of your words to convey a range of emotions. As Rochelle said, it felt very real and I’m glad the thought of his family made him fight to live.

    janet

  8. I very much like the turnaround in this, the ‘but’ and realisation that follows. I hope he makes it.

    • Originally the “but” was part of the following sentence (and in a way it still its) but when i realised how much of a turning point it was for the whole story i thought it deserved that space around it to give it the strength it needed.

  9. I think you capture the human spirit perfectly.. even i desperate situations we make that extra effort.

    • Thanks Bjorn. I think youre right, we hear stories now and again of people finding undiscovered strength or bravery at times of stress and danger

  10. Good story with a cliffhanger ending that offers hope. Well done. I too hope he makes it.

  11. camgal permalink

    Quite uplifting 🙂

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