Friday Fictioneers: Maggie’s Boulder

Photo Copyright-John Nixon

Photo Copyright-John Nixon

Her eyes shot open when warm breath touched her neck.

She pushed off the fallen, decaying log at her back, and ran into the heavily twisted trees. Branches scratched and clawed at the bare skin of her arms and face. An unknown beast’s footfalls thundered behind.

She burst into a clearing, and sprinted for the heavenly light across the grass.

Gnarled fingers snaked around her ankle. She reached for a figure in the light as she tipped forward. Her head smashed against the ground, and her world faded to black.

Her eyes shot open when warm breath touched her neck.


This story was written for Friday Fictioneers. The title is a reference to Sisyphus in Greek mythology, in case you didn’t pick up on that.

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