It’s that time of year already, the end of year Flashversary bash. It’s particularly poignant this year as it marks the official end of Flash!Friday 🙁
This time we have a scant 100 words, and our story must start with the phrase On Friday everything changed. I chose to write two stories this week, because 100 words isn’t many, plus I want to squeeze in as much Flash!Friday as I can before it ends! There was also a totally optional photo prompt, which I incorporated into one of my stories:
Reach for the Summit
On Friday everything changed. The thick fog lifted, allowing me to see the challenge ahead. The summit seems so far away, totally out of reach to a novice like me. Only the dedicated make it to the top. I steel myself to follow in their footsteps.
This will be the week. I won’t stumble, or let fear hold me back. I’m going to make it. I throw my heart into it, committing with all my soul.
I can see my goal, taste the accomplishment.
The confirmation arrives. I read it with tears in my eyes.
1st Runner Up.
On Friday everything changed.
I carefully peel the mask from my face. I tug off the colored noose around my neck and remove the cuff-links that shackle me to my desk. The prison bars of my pinstripe suit are tossed aside. I transform into my truest self, faded track pants and a coffee stained t-shirt.
The spreadsheet is closed, to be replaced with a thing of beauty, a blank page.
What world shall I explore? Who will I meet? What zany adventures await us? I cannot wait to find out.
A world of endless possibility to squeeze in before Monday.