I missed last week’s Friday Fictioneers so was looking forward to taking part again. I have written this on my lunch break at work so if it’s a little round round the edges then that’s why. I actually managed to keep it down to 99 words this time. Happy for feedback/critiques if you’re willing to give them.
Here is Madison Woods 100 word challenge if you want to take part.
Step by Step
With each tentative step, Liz felt the back of her heels sting. She perched on a rock and removed one walking boot at a time, carefully inspecting the offending blisters. Liz had already hiked twenty five miles but her feet looked as though another step would finish them off. She adjusted the heavy bag weighing down on her shoulders, wincing as the straps cut into her collar bone.
“Ten miles to go” she whispered, trying not to cry as she examined the steep forest path.
“Come on Liz, you beat the big C. This is a piece of cake.”