Passages

quick quip for Friday Fictioneers

Copyright-Renee Homan Heath

Not as if we’ve much choice.  Forward?  Back?  If we could see a little further, higher, or what might be underneath.  There’s a reason we’re heading this direction, away from what’s behind, but still.  We needed water, we’re given sand.  Needing shelter, we find a beach.  It won’t do to stop here, but where do we go?  Carrying on is unknowing, all the same to me, and yet.  Something’s bound to open up, if we could locate a horizon.  You go on ahead, I’m surely unfit to lead.  Why does it always seem like this?

N Filbert 2013

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33 thoughts on “Passages

  1. I especially like this line, “Something’s bound to open up, if we could locate a horizon.” I love how the overall story made me feel the narrator’s confusion and frustration.

  2. “If we could see a little further, higher, or what might be underneath.”

    This reminds me of when I was younger, and I would look out my window – but just a corner, so all I would see is an inch of cloudy sky, or a handful of branches. I could then be anywhere, instead of a few feet from my neighbor’s house. This pathway here could be deserted or lively, new or old, leading to no one’s shore.

    Or it could be a pathway between hotels on a manicured beach.

  3. You probably have seen your quote reflected as you read the comments for this one. There is so much to glean from this one hundred word masterpiece. Bravo!

  4. While we may think we know where we’re going, we most often don’t get there. When we arrive, it’s rarely what was expected.

    Besides, just because we’re wandering around, it doesn’t necessarily mean we’re lost.

"A word is a bridge thrown between myself and an other - a territory shared by both" - M. Bakhtin

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