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MY EVEREST

MY EVEREST

by

Kelvin M. Knight

There’s something in this snow which reveals something in me. These footprints, appearing, deepening, deepening, then disappearing as if never they were.

I am though. For all my darkness, I know I am. This numbing whiteness cannot take away I am. I am here. I am undefeated. I am on top of the world. I am looking, looking, looking and seeing nothing. I am so cold I am burning alive.

Behind me, those footprints that were my knees, my hips, my shoulders. My head. All I know is these footprints trudging through my head.

To get here. One foot after one. To achieve this. To achieve something… good and true. No one can ever take this away from me. No matter what they say about me. No matter what they do to me. This is my everest.

Mine.

Mine to embrace.

Mine to willingly share. 

Mine to offer everyone hope.

(150 words)


The above story was written in response to the What Pegman Saw prompt, which this week took us to:

Mount Everest, Nepal

To read the other globetrotting contributors’  stories inspired by this week’s prompt, please click the la’al blue frog below.

Author:

First and foremost I am a reader, then a storyteller. My reading tastes are eclectic. My writing can focus around the intimacy of closed settings and may tend towards characters who might be hiding something from themselves.

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