Friday Fiction – Ascent

As Miriam climbed the grassy staircase she could feel the eyes burning holes in her back. She heard whispers, but couldn’t make out what was said.

Slowly ascending the stoney staircase, Miriam realized she would never return. She hesitated and was knocked off balance by a burst of wind that instructed her to continue the ascent.

When she reached the top it was waiting for her. She climbed in, shut the door, and wiped her eyes. Suddenly, she felt a sense of weightlessness; and the village and its inhabitants looked smaller than ever.  Soon the village disappeared beneath the clouds.


This is a Friday Fictioneers prompt and is based off of the photo below. Please feel free to share constructive criticism.

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright –Björn Rudberg

14 thoughts on “Friday Fiction – Ascent

    • Thanks Rochelle for the welcome. It’s been a long time since I’ve done a Friday Fictioneers. I think the story could fall into so many different genres. I think I’m going to have to explore some of them.

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  1. I like the story. It says a lot in few words. There is a typo,though – “knocked office balance” should be “knocked off balance”. Not a big, I just had to reread to make sure i didn’t miss something….

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