The peak

(100-word flash fiction)

They had climbed the whole day. Yet, the peak looked as far away as when they had started.

Night, a thick furry blanket, fell fast and dark, so they pitched their tent. After dining, Arial left Adam by the campfire to explore a clump of trees.

Her flashlight caught a pair of large, round eyes staring, unblinking.

“Kuuu-koo,” it said.

“The peak is not unreachable,” she heard.

“It seems so,” she said.

“Kuuu-koo,”

“You can change your reality in a blink,” she heard.

Next morning, when they awoke, they were at the peak, looking down at a valley of wildflowers.

~~~

Tried what I think is magic realism 🙂 And also missing the call of the Ruru (Morepork) that I used to listen to until late into the night in NZ.

I can now safely re-christen Wednesday night to Friday Fictioneers night 🙂 thanks to our lovely Rochelle 🙂

Photo prompt –

PHOTO PROMPT © Danny Bowman

 

38 comments on “The peak

  1. Oh, I loved it! The animals do speak, if we but listen. Remember my Gran teaching me that when I was little and learning to survive in the wilds. “Watch the animals. Listen to their voices.” She would say. “They will tell you how to survive.” Thank you for the memory! 🙂 ❤

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