She felt good for the first time in months. It was a big step. To revisit the places they had been together. As she took in the clean air of the mountains, she reminisced about the time they ate grapes together under the fog of the afternoon during their very first hike together. Right at this spot.


Instead of the usual ache that came with the memories, she smiled. It was time to make new ones. On her own and with new people.

She felt her heart begin to heal as she put one foot forward to climb that mountain.

photo credit: Spencer Finnley via photopin cc

***Linking with Anna Spargo Ryan for her writing prompt and Write Tribe for 100 words on Saturday***

Until next time,


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  • belindareger
    30 March 2014 at 6:23 am

    super cool.. nice one.
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  • Gauri
    30 March 2014 at 1:04 pm

    I love the positivity in the story! Nice work πŸ™‚
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  • CRD
    30 March 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Well written PB. Reminds me I havent gone hiking since months now. πŸ™


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  • Sushree Dash
    30 March 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Life is all about moving on …..beautifully written πŸ™‚

  • Sreeja Praveen
    30 March 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Yes, memories need to be refreshed, renewed and created afresh, thats a continuous process. Thanks for the very different take on the prompt, PB πŸ™‚
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  • Robomum
    30 March 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Putting one foot before the other is the perfect way to heal. Lovely words.
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  • vishalbheeroo
    31 March 2014 at 6:31 am

    It was time to make new memories..beautifully said:) I believe that one should make new memories to make our life worth living:)
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  • Rajlakshmi
    31 March 2014 at 1:11 pm

    That’s beautiful… Time will slowly heal

  • nabanita
    31 March 2014 at 5:35 pm

    She climbed the mountain literally & figuratively! beautiful
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  • Mi
    31 March 2014 at 8:40 pm

    I have these “special” places too, and I think it’s time to make new memories..

    well written πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
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    1 April 2014 at 12:23 am

    Love this…she’d finally let things go!!
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    1 April 2014 at 2:14 am

    Climbing the proverbial A-Z mountain? ;) Good work on the prompt, PB :)

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    2 April 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Beautiful, spare prose. A great ‘take’ on the prompt. πŸ™‚
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