FFfAW-The Right Path?

It was another lonely day and I decided to go on a hike. I moved to a new area for my career and I wasn't sure I had made the right choice.

The job is okay but all my friends and family live back home.

Walking along the trail I came across a brick path that goes to the top of the hill. It reminded me of the path I was on. All uphill. But I knew once I got to the top the downhill path will be a breeze.

I feel better now. I have selected the right path.


Thank you J.S. Brand for our photo prompt this week!


This is my 100 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt that is kindly photographed by our participants and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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52 thoughts on “FFfAW-The Right Path?

  1. Simply superb PJ. Got my morning dose of optimism through your post (hope you receive this comment as I guess my comments are not being posted on yours due to some technical glitch).

  2. The right path is generally not the easy one! Hopefully she’ll make new friends soon. πŸ™‚ Good story, PJ.
    I’m not sure whether I’ll be taking part again this week as I’m currently working on my novel, taking part in CampNaNoWriMo. The past two weeks I’ve used your prompts for scenes in the book, hoping I’d be able to edit them into flashes, only to end up with far too many words to work with! I’ll have to see what this week’s prompt inspires…

  3. If often goes like that doesn’t it? When climbing uphill it can be torturous, but there’s always the downhill on the other side. Great moral to this one. I love it.

  4. Don’t we sometimes choose a path on instinct, not knowing for sure. Until something is revealed to us, to encourage us or make us feel like we did the right thing. πŸ™‚ Great piece Priceless πŸ™‚

  5. Loving the parallels – both between the career, and the path she’s actually taking. Regardless of the path, I hope it takes them to where they want to be.

  6. I love the positive message in this one, and a great analogy between the hills we climb in real life and the metaphorical “hills” we have to get over to move forward in our lives. Nicely done, PJ!

  7. A reassuring and inspiring story. It’s great to see someone (even in fiction) deciding they’ve made the right life choice instead of asking “what if?”.

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