Title: One More Step
Source: Friday Fictioneers sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple
Word count: 100 words
I step past the tangled tree limbs encroaching on the railroad bridge, stopping at the edge.
“Do you dare step onto the bridge?” the voice asked. “One more step and no one can save you.”
I crossed hundreds, thousands of bridges, in my traveling years. I had never heard this voice.
“One. More. Step.”
I glanced around. I was alone.
Fast-moving water churned thirty feet below, the chill wind tugged my threadbare coat, my pack dug into my shoulders the weight a ton of bricks.
Minutes? Hours? A lifetime?
Time to go home. It was one more step.
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer