22 August 2013

in the clearing

the twisted road finds dark corners
twigs snapping beneath 
the softest of
footfalls, fear 
creeps damp, cold 
the sense of not being 
quite alone, like sweat clinging close 
but this is no
horror story, not
a journey of fear
listen, follow step into the space
around the bend
where light bursts forth
according to plan

at the pub telling stories
in exactly 55 words
 

18 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smiles...that is a nice sense of not being alone for sure...round that corner and run for the light...smiles.

Wolfsrosebud said...

loved the drama in this... beautiful write

Buddah Moskowitz said...

absolutely a great write - Mosk

Heaven said...

That would be a nice turn then, hopefully into the light ~

Eusebeia Philos said...

Yes, always move towards the light.

Mary said...

I like the progression from fear to relief. So good to finally 'see the light.' Nice one.

Mark Walters said...

Sometimes it's really hard to find that light, but it's sure worth the wait.

Margaret said...

not being alone ... even when one is on their own - is a blessing.

David Rupert said...

Love that in the end, we are all just telling stories

Claudia said...

i like how the mood turns by stepping into the light...

G-Man said...

Very inspirational!!
Welcome to the Friday Funfest, I hope you found this to be challenging and Fun!
Loved your beautiful 55
Thanks for playing, and please have a Kick Ass Week-End

gabriellaswritingcorner said...

From fear to light; a very reassuring progression. Nicely expressed!

Denise said...

Wonderful writing.

Mystic_Mom said...

A walk of faith. Nicely done!

turtlememoir said...

ah, lovely - glad i took that final step with you... i liked that you added that bit about it not being a horror story

Björn said...

A lovely relief in those footsteps..

rumoursofrhyme said...

Glad to have turned the corner with you - the anticipation is so often worse than the reality of what lies ahead.

seasideauthor said...

The plan, the plan, the plan, nice focus here!

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