“Walk faster, or we’ll miss it,” he whispered into the darkness. Calloused hands dragged me to the top of the cliff, the impending sunrise a deadline before our stumbling steps. We waited in the second before it happened, breaths mingling in the cold winter air, eyes struggling against icy winds and sleep, hearts dreading that this dawn would last forever, without the sun rising.

But the darkness softened and disappeared; red and golden flames danced around us, drowning us in light and turning us invincible.

Even in the moment before our feet led us off the cliff, my heart was sure: we had seen the rising sun that dawn. We would live forever.

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Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
2 years ago

Hello Pragya, short and to the point, no messing around here. I would have liked to understood a little more of who jumped, and why? Because I think that there is still a lot more to come from this story. Well done – Eric.

Last edited 2 years ago by Eric Radcliffe
Katy Bizi
Katy Bizi(@katy-bizi)
2 years ago

Even for a short story, this is quite short but that doesn’t mean it isn’t powerful. Nicely done, Pragya!

2 years ago

I love this story, Pragya. Not a single word wasted. Powerful. I think it’s perfect that we don’t know the who or the why. I hope someday you will record this one. I loved hearing you read Eric’s poem a while back. Keep writing!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

I love it, Pragya. It is powerful.

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