Five Card Story: Arch

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a Five Card Flickr story by cee em bee created May 31 2022, 03:43:46 pm. Create a new one!

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I slowly drifted down the side of the road, curtained from the afternoon sun by trees. The smell of nature overtook and overwhelmed my senses, distracting me from the ache in my legs. For what felt like hours upon hours and miles upon miles, no semblance of human life could be distinguished. It was lonesome, really, but I would rather walk amongst the earth than amongst those from my life I left behind. I looked to my right to see a small puddle. The day before, as I was walking, a rainstorm occurred. It smelt like.. water. I would be slightly concerned if it did not.
Lost in the thought of the puddle and how long it would take to become a drawn-out river, I noticed something. In the distance, there was a large building, with fantastic architecture. I felt a large wave of relief wash over me and I began tracking toward it. Every step, every movement of mine I got closer and I got faster. It was not too long until I broke into a sprint, desperate for some interaction with human life.
I closed my eyes in pure bliss as I ran, but once I opened them, I was met with a much different sight.
A large arch was before me, made of stone. This was not as I planned. Placing my hand onto the cold stone, it did not feel real.
I did not feel real.

I spin around to see where I came from, but instead of the forest-covered road from which I came from, a terrain of grass leading up to hills to mountains was in front of me. I fell to my knees. I was so desperate and had hope ripped away from my hands and crushed in front of me.

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