Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Looking on the Bright Side

My contribution to the Three Word Wednesday prompt for the week.


“I’ve got a theory,” Jake informed Miles.

“I’m open to anything at this point,” Miles replied, trying once more to move the boulder blocking their exit. “This thing just won’t budge.”

“You see that faint light coming from the first opening on the right?”

“Yeah, what about it?”

“If there’s light, there’s a way out.”

“There could also be bears,” Miles replied, remembering all the shows he’d watched on Discovery Channel of people mauled by the grizzly creatures.

“If a bear was in here he’d have eaten us already,” Jake pointed out. “We’ve certainly been making enough noise.”

“True,” Miles agreed, peering into the dark tunnel the light was coming from. “Let’s go for it. What do we have to lose,” he added, walking forward.

Jake followed and the pair slowly made their way toward the small beacon of light. After a few minutes, they came upon a chamber.

“Any other ideas?” Miles asked, staring up thirty feet at a gaping hole, the source of the much sought after light.

“Ready to see just how nimble you are?” Jake replied, placing his left food on a protruding rock and securing handholds.

12 comments:

ThomG said...

tightly constructed. I like it.

Angel said...

Thanks, Thom.

Donna Thacker said...

Looks like we are both thinking rocks and boulders this week Angel! LOL Good read.

gautami tripathy said...

Well written..

Motivational speaking is a hogwash

Stan Ski said...

Where there's a will, there's a way.
Well written post.

Andy Sewina said...

Phew, I'm glad there's a way out, but I wouldn't fancy that climb.

Angel said...

Thanks,y'all.

Lilibeth said...

It all follows so perfectly--using the prompts like handholds. neat.

Jay Thurston said...

Sounds like they are up to quite the challenging climb. Great pace, very entertaining!

Dee Martin said...

whew, cliff hangar. Now I hope they made it out - well written.

one more believer said...

i like this upbeat story...now that'z a good friend to have around....

Angel said...

Thank you all so much!