Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-second story

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The longer she kept walking forward, the less often she looked back. The less often she wanted to turn around. The less often she waited to see if anyone was coming up behind her. She liked the sound her sneakers made on the gravel roadway. She could hear a river running far below. She could see the morning steam rising off the hillside. She knew wherever the road led would be fine because she’d never been there before.

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5 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-second story

  1. Oh Julia, I just love the “vanishing point”. For me it is like the road less traveled and I want to go where it might take me… Merci beaucoup!

  2. This was also my childhood experience of home! Thanks, Julia, for the strength this piece lends as it reminds me of lessons I learned a long time ago, and the formative nature of home. Now I’m grappling with unexpected feelings and doubts as I prepare to sell and let go of this piece of my childhood — the house I grew up in. I’ve held onto it for a couple of years after my parents’ deaths. Thought it’d be easier now than it is. I have your words on my desk.
    ” The longer she kept walking forward, the less often she looked back…….She knew wherever the road led would be fine because she’d never been there before.”
    Mary Ann

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