When the Calling Calls

Photo (c) K Rawson

When the Calling Calls

Words 100

Skipping along the road of life she halted. Her eyes sparkled.

Don’t go down that road, they warned, it is a dead end.

Others said it was tricky treacherous path.

A one-way road to hell.

Quicksand that engulfs and suffocates you.

What rubbish! She tossed her mane and scoffed at the naysayers. You are such scaredy-cats and so darn negative.

We are realists, they claimed, and you but a babe in the woods. You know nothing of life, of sweat, blood, the struggle, the agony…

Perhaps, she laced her shoes, heaved her rucksack, but you can’t see what I can.


Written for the Friday Fictioneers – a story in 100 words or less. Thanks to Rochelle for hosting the challenge and K Rawson for the photo prompt. To read the other stories inspired by this prompt click here.

Well did you see what I saw or was it too obscure? Do let me know!


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57 thoughts on “When the Calling Calls”

  1. Who cares when one is young and fearless.One does not see the uneven path.muddy water or steep hill, just champing(chomping) at the bit to start off, to see what is beyond, a rainbow perhaps. Loved the Picture. It reminded me of the forbidden places I went when I was young, fearless and full of energy.
    Good Morning Dahlia.It is a lovely sunny day, cold but with a promise of a hot sizzling long weekend,( Monday is our spring Bank Holiday.)
    Have a great day.

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  2. Dear Dahlia,

    This makes me think about how some are tethered to practicality, afraid to take risks. It’s the risk takers and visionaries who lead the way. Perhaps she is wiser than the rest. 😉 Lovely story in any event.



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  3. You’ve given us a well written and thought-provoking story. Sometimes it’s essential to follow your dream. It was lovely to read a story where the MC followed her dream with such a light heart and so much enthusiasm. I hope she finds the joy she seeks.

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  4. I instantly like our babe in the woods. Go girl. Travel and find what’s out there. Don’t listen to the negatives. Leave them to their numb minds while you live your life. On you go 🙂

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  5. Good for her. Beautiful writing, Dahlia, her spirit jumps from the page. If we all listened to the careful people, we’d never make any progress.

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  6. A well drawn-out thought-provoking write-up!! Painted a picture of what life is … perfect!!
    “You can’t see what I can” is a beautiful way to look at life!!
    A realist is not necessarily a negative person.

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