Friday Fictioneer: Broken Trail

A very big thanks to Rochelle, our fairy blog-mother for hosting the Friday Fictioneers.

PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas

Broken Trail

Word Count: 99

The traveller stared hopelessly at the broken rails. He walked so long, so deep in the forests, so high up the hills… for this? No, he could not go back to the other said of the rails. His “friends” were waiting. After what he’d said to them… no, that was impossible.

“There must be a way out,” he whispered desperately. A little cobbled path down the side. Could be a ditch or a snake’s den. But it could also be an escape, a trail to somewhere new. Besides, it was a beautiful forest to explore. So, he walked on.

I made a little drawing of the traveller to go with the story.

Note: For me, the story is a metaphor for choices we make in life. Sometimes we go on a path to find a dead-end to our goals. We’re scared to turn back in fear of backlash from others. And perhaps, if we look deeper we may find a little outlet that may lead to something bigger.


20 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneer: Broken Trail

  1. An interesting story, and I love the artwork to go with it. I think he will find a path to follow. Perhaps it is a journey that he NEEDS to continue. This could be a start to a much larger story, methinks.


  2. This is so beautiful! Only rarely in life can we see the path ahead clearly, yet those moments where we knowingly step into the unknown can be so nerve-wracking. I hope the traveler found something wonderful.

    I also wanted to let you know I nominated you for a Sunshine Blogger Award!


  3. Wonderful story Sophie! Yes, keep looking around, something else might be there to help or explore or a new place to find. I’m kind of late with this, sorry. I hope all is well with you these days!😀😺🌞


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