Two friends walked through the forest to get to a good lookout point. Sally led the way as Cindy had come a long way to meet up with her and she just had to drive up the road five minutes. She knew the area well and could rely on her knowledge to lead her friend through the safest path possible.
The two came across a pile of rocks at the base of what was once a gently sloping stone hill. It was now too steep for anyone to climb without equipment. Sally placed her hand on her forehead.
“It wasn’t like this before, I swear.”
“Don’t worry about it,” said Cindy with a smile, “Is there another path we can take?”
“I think so, but it will take us longer if we go up that way.”
“It doesn’t matter. You wanted to show me an amazing view, you got me all excited to see it to. Let’s go up the other way.”
This was written as a part of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Writers need to write a piece of flash fiction between 100 and 150 words based on a photo prompt. The challenge post can be found here. Other stories related to the prompt can be found here.
Photo prompt provided by Pamela S. Canepa.