Title: Promise Land
Source: Friday Fictioneers sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple
Word count: 100 words
Joyce gently lowered the heavy shopping bags to the ground. She breathed deeply and considered the looming stairs.
“You have made it to base camp, Joyce,” she said. “You are an experienced Sherpa, and you can summit again. Your team is counting on you.”
Each day the climb grew harder. Years ago, she bought the dream, she worked hard, scrimped and saved.
“Retirement is a bitch,” she said picking up her load.
One foot followed the next in her steady, slow ascent until she reached the top where she paused and swallowed her tears.
“Sweetheart, I’m home with your medicine.”
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer