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December 31, 2014 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about steps, stairs or a staircase. Where do they lead? Who is walking or avoiding them? Are they clearly defined or ancient? Why are theses steps important? Lead us on a 99 word discovery!
Rusty, come back here!” exasperation hitting as Samuel and I struggled against the thick brambles. Rusty, our cantankerous beagle, was off rabbit-ing. And we were late in getting home.
With multi-thorned beasts impeding our progress, we finally stumbled into an unexplored clearing. Rusty was belligerently bellowing at an opening in the side of a knoll.
“Thank God, he’s just mouthing off,” laughed Samuel. ”Hate to have to crawl in drag him back home.”
“Why didn’t he go in after it?” I stammered as I pushed my way past Rusty to look down the hole.
“Samuel, there are steps here?”
Written for The Carrot Ranch writing contest. (99 Words Required)
I am as anxious as you are to find out what is down there, but I ran out of words!