One year of leaving what I considered my second home (hotel industry). One year of being unemployed. One year of being penniless. One year of an impromptu decision that I hadn't given as much as a second's thought to. It could have been the worst decision I'd ever taken. But instead, thankfully, it turned out to be the best thing that I'd ever done.
Last week, we had changed the rules a bit and upped the ante. You story-tellers had had it too easy I had thought. :D I had prepared myself to be surprised yet again with your amazing stories. And surprised I was! Mandi's story about waging war to maintain peace and Sonali's story about battling environmental destruction to save lives were both futuristic and solved some world crisis, just as the challenge rules had demanded.
I was also surprised at the lack of response as I had thought this challenge would be again child's play for you. Apparently, not. So, this time let us lower the stakes a bit and make it a little easier again. :)
Thank you for participating in last week's challenge.
Here are the best stories for last week's prompt.
Sandra's story had maximum likes. (No surprises there! :D )
As the sun set over the horizon, a deathly stillness descended with it. Her ashes drifting away, he clutched the sacred box, dreading his new life without her.
My personal favourite was a last minute entry; by Ankita.
As the sun set over the horizon, a deathly stillness descended with it. They will come back for me but I ain’t scared anymore because I have got nothing to lose. As I hold your lifeless body in my arms, I pledge to avenge your death, my love.
I loved her story so much that it inspired me to go far beyond what was written. I'm also going to try to write my own take of the story she started. She is also working on a longer one. I'm sure it's going to be very interesting to see how both our stories turn out.
You're free to do that too. Would love to read what stories you all come up with. (Remember to ping-back and include the mandatory mention/credits :) )
Here's this week's prompt -