The challenge? Write a story in 6 sentences, no more & no less, and if you’d like, share your creation or just visit and comment on others’ ideas, with GirlieOnTheEdge, Denise. The prompt is “LEAD”, and here’s where you join the party: Six Sentence Stories
“C’mon then,” he said, his hand held out, fingers beckoning impatiently.
“I’m not sure,” she replied, and tipping her head back to gaze up the tall tower’s stairway curling up out of sight and seemingly disappearing into night, long before twilight had even begun on their current ground level, she added “I heard this place was haunted, and that those who go up never come back down.”
“Nonsense…I’ll bet you never actually heard from anyone who didn’t return,” he barked, mounting the stairs and dragging her up after him.
“My point exactly,” she mumbled, and shrugging, followed his lead anyway because he was kind of cute for such a weirdo.
They climbed up and around for what seemed like forever until finally, they reached the point beyond which they could go no further, and he prized open the heavy wooden shutters to let in the light of a full moon that shone through an exquisite stained glass leaded window, comprised of rolling green fields, crisp blue skies, brown and blond-striped rabbits nibbling purple clover, their snowy white cottontails tilted toward a friendly sun, and a far distant castle that glinted red and gold; it was more portal than window, and it called them to step through.
How would you answer, given the world we’re faced with at present?
© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2023)