Moving on! The assignment this past week was to take a photo that I gave them and write an ultra-short story about it--only 5-10 sentences allowed. This assignment was inspired by Erin Morgenstern's Flax-Golden Tales, which are told in 10 sentences.
And now, without further ado, here is my own response to this assignment. Enjoy!
|Yes, I am aware this cave is on water and my story doesn't mention water at all. Too bad. :)|
I am not expecting it when I round the outcropping of stone, but there it is, sharp and sudden and stark. It gapes before me, this sudden cave, and beckons me enter.
But I do not know what I will find within.
Perhaps it is filled with treasure, rubies and sapphires rising in mounds to the ceiling, wealth beyond imagination. But it might instead hold a dragon, slumbering, waiting to destroy the one who dares disturb it.
I think, perhaps, it might hold both.
And I stand at the entrance, squinting, hoping for a glimpse of my unknown future.
And I think I won’t go in just yet.