|Photo by Douglas Macllroy.|
This is my very first attempt to flash fiction. Thank you Madison Woods for providing this fun opportunity. Click here for her story.
One step in front of the other. The mountaineering instructor’s words ring in my ears. We’ve been climbing since one this morning. Three power bars, one package of vegan super protein jerky, and half of a hydration pack later I finally see the summit.
My quads burn, my lungs feel like an inferno erupts inside them with each breath, and the pressure inside my head feels like it’s about to explode.
Altitude sickness. Damn it.
I’m so close, yet so far away. Do I go back or push on? Either way, it’s still one step in front of the other.
Thanks for reading!