Friday Fictioneers – Indecision

PHOTO PROMPT © Amanda Forestwood

What if the edge of the world is at the top? What if there’s a sheer drop?

I step onto the first moss-covered step, and the trees seem to bend in a little closer to spy. An elegant fern unbends and caresses my face, depositing dew on my cheek. The moist air carries scent of earth and stone and decay and growth. Surely, there’s magic in this place, this stairway leading to a revelation.

A peewit calls “Don’t do it, don’t do it”, and I am unable to place my next step. Is it better to remain unknowing but safe?


Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

43 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Indecision

  1. Nicely done, you have described how our comfort zone is difficult to leave, when plagued by pessimism. What if there is a whole world of opportunity beyond the steps? Well, we’ll never know.

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