Angela and I were hiking through the forest on Tiger Throat mountain, on our way to see the stunning waterfall and view at the top.
After about two hours of straight up walking, we both needed a much deserved break. I found a log to sit on and Angela sat on the forest's floor covered with pine needles and leaves from last fall
We sat quietly resting our legs and bums and listened to the only sounds which were the call of the birds. It was such a pleasant and calming feeling. We both weren't in a hurry to resume our hike.
Suddenly, Angela jumped and screamed which made me jump up leaving my heart at the bottom of my stomach.
“What's wrong?” I yelled.
Angela was white as a ghost and gasped the words, “A snake!” She pointed at the tree.
I look up and sure enough. There was a snake. We both dove for our backpacks and ran as fast as we could.
Neither of us took the time to look back.
Thank you Kecia Spartin for our photo prompt this week!
This is my 173 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It is fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.
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