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Just ClimbJust Climb in Short Stories
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I had a dream last night. After five years of blank nights and colorless unconsciousness, I had a dream. And in my dream, I was doing something I have never done in my life.
It started with me at the bottom of a mountain. And not just any mountain, but one with rocks that looked razor sharp and terrifying. It stretched as far up as I could see, from the edges of my naked toes to the ominous dark clouds. The harsh wind, as sharp as the rocks themselves, pierced right through my thin pajamas all the way into my bones, turning my insides to ice.
I looked around, not seeing anyone there. "What?" I called into the flat desert landscape.
"Are you going to start climbing, or what?"
A harsh laugh burst through my tight lips. "Are you kidding? I can't climb this."
A warm hand on my shoulder. "I promise that if you get up there to the top, all your effort and pain will be worth it." I looked over to where I thought the voice was coming from, but no one was there. "Trust me." A
Life is a Canvas- Chapter 1Life is a Canvas- Chapter 1 in General Fiction
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Life is a Canvas
Growing up isn't easy. It's not easy for anyone. It doesn't matter how much money you have, how popular you are, or how pretty people think you are. But when I say that growing up for me was worse than most people, I want you to understand what I mean.
For me, growing up was about more than zits and crushes on cute boys, though I had my fair share of each. No, for me growing up meant learning how to avoid digging dragons out of mountains. Growing up meant learning about things like ancient Greek sword fighting and archery. Growing up for me, meant that every day I wasn't at summer camp meant I was a danger to everyone around me, and my very life was at stake.
But I don't want to get ahead of myself. I just want to point out one very simple thing. I'm not a hero. I know that some of you may have heard rumors that I am, but ignore them. Because I'm not. I'm just a girl who tended to be in the right place at the right time, and usually have help. Also, I can run