6 Sentences Thursday?! Wait for GirlieOnTheEdge!

The hikers, weary from weeks of walking the rainforest, reached once more for their axes. Weighted by clothing soaked from their labors under a sun gone supernova, clothing torn by limb jaggers lining the path, eyesight blurred by thick droplets of sweat posturing as tears, they persevered.

Scratched, burned and muscled, the band of misfits barely noticed how quiet the forest had become. Only against the backdrop of a silence as wide as the azure blue above, did the echoes of their voices – notes of hope and anticipation – remind them they were the singular representatives of human life. What had silenced the wildlife, the birds, the insects?

A clearing in the middle of the lush, tropical rainforest had been the focal point of their sojourn, the proverbial X marks the spot on the tattered topographical relic and it now indicated they were but 7 kilometers from their final destination.

Knowing this was the home stretch, the hikers hastened their steps; without hesitation, without fear, moved as if one organic organism until they came upon imagination made real at the base of a massive tree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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20 comments

  1. ivywalker · September 25, 2015

    At times like this i curse using ONLY six sentences… I want to know so much more!

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge · September 25, 2015

      Thank you ivy 🙂 So do I! 😀

      What did you think of the sound clip? Added or detracted?

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      • ivywalker · September 25, 2015

        Confession? I was on my phone and it wouldnt work… Is it a rainforest sound trak? I have to try it on computer.

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        • GirlieOnTheEdge · September 25, 2015

          Just a 2 minute clip. Wasn’t sure about including at first.

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  2. valj2750 · September 26, 2015

    Didn’t get the sound clip on my computer. The story is exciting and well written. I want MORE!!!

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge · September 26, 2015

      Really? I put the link in the word “rainforest”. So much for being clever lol.

      Thank you Val! It’s amazing how long it can take to write 6 sentences. Glad you enjoyed 😀

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  3. valj2750 · September 26, 2015

    Got it Denise. Wonderful. I think the link color was overshadowed by the red supernova in my vision.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge · September 26, 2015

      Thanks Val!
      Yeah, actually when I went back to read it, it almost didn’t look like a typical “linked” word.
      Glad you were able to enhance your reading experience 😀

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  4. Josie Two Shoes · September 26, 2015

    What a fantastic story! Sometimes the silence can indeed be deafening, especially in a place such as this which is typically a cacophony of sounds. I am so very intrigued about what it is they have been searching for and found!

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge · September 26, 2015

      Thank you!. I agree. Sometimes silence has a way of being “louder” than some conversations.
      The story kind of evolved line by line and although I know what they found, what they’re searching for is still a mystery 🙂

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  5. Clark Scottroger · September 26, 2015

    nothing like a full scale tale inherent in a mere 6 sentences!

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge · September 26, 2015

      Kinda seems like that doesn’t it? Might have to turn it into a short story!

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  6. Lisa @ The Meaning of Me · September 28, 2015

    Oh dammit! I want to know more… This has great potential!

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  7. RCoyne · October 1, 2015

    Hey, sorry to change the subject but I’ve been trying to answer your Darkorbit message for days now. Don’t know why it won’t work. Leave me something on the Rag. What is going on?

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