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Mountain Road

Sophie reined in beside the sign, then dismounted and approached the ledge. Below was a steep drop that was both terrifying and heartbreakingly beautiful. She sighed and tipped her head back so that all she saw was the blue of the sky and a hawk soaring on the mountain air.

But the sign still required her attention. She peeked around the bend in the trail but saw nothing to suggest she should turn back. If someone didn’t want her exploring beyond this point, they would have to do better than this.

She climbed back on her horse and continued on.


This story is based on my new serial Valley of Ashes and was written for Friday Fictioneers. Photo is by Bjorn Rudberg.

9 comments:

Iain Kelly said...

She's not easily dissuaded.

March 21, 2018 at 6:05 PM
Alice Audrey said...

I love the way you link it to the longer work. This could be from her ride in Chapter 8.

March 22, 2018 at 12:42 PM
Penny Gadd said...

At last! A heroine who is brave enough to continue but does so with due caution. What is she seeking so tenaciously, I wonder?

March 22, 2018 at 4:06 PM
Keith's Ramblings said...

You've left me wondering...!Nice one Ann.

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March 23, 2018 at 6:32 AM
Irene Waters said...

Intriguing. Will have to read your serial Valley of Ashes to find out what she finds around the bend.

March 23, 2018 at 5:22 PM
Linda said...

Kindred spirits this week :) Nicely done.

March 23, 2018 at 8:21 PM
Lisa Reynolds said...

Great story. The heroine is very likeable.

March 24, 2018 at 11:16 PM
brudberg said...

It's always tempting... but I recommend caution...

March 25, 2018 at 12:15 PM
Sascha Darlington said...

oooooo I want to know the rest of Sophie's exploration story!

March 27, 2018 at 6:05 PM

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