The Surprising Hike

via Daily Prompt: Hike

I was scrolling through Facebook and a memory popped up on my wall from 2 years ago. It was a very short story that I had written. It was about hiking. I had been looking at the Daily Prompt words earlier this week and saw the word Hike. I had thought about writing a post on it. When I came across this memory I thought, how appropriate. I had been challenged by a friend to write a story around 3 words that he came up with. I didn’t know what the 3 words would be before I agreed to write the story. When I found them out, I was like, “Are you serious?” Yes, he was, he was challenging me he said, to think beyond the normal. He wanted me to write about a snake, leeches and a dead body. Yes, not exactly my typical writing.

I figured I would post it today to  celebrate 2 years of writing my blog. Starting my blog was one of the best decisions I have ever made! I had no idea what I was getting into when I started blogging, all I knew was that I loved to write. I wasn’t aware of  how much I would enjoy it, and how it would become a daily part of my life. Had no clue about all the wonderful people I would meet through it! The friendships I would gain. It has become so much more than just an outlet for my writing. It has woven itself around my heart, a secret treasure that I can unwrap each day. A treasure that has brought me so much joy and has healed my heart at the times that it needed lifted. I thank you dear readers for your faithful reading, for your gift of friendship. Without you my blog would just be words on a page. You make the words come alive as we interact. You touch my  heart as we share laughter, (which can definitely get crazy)  and sometimes we even shed some tears. 

Celebrating the laughter and the tears. May this crazy, amazing journey of blogging continue. Thank you dear readers for the  ways  you have touched my heart and I hope I continue to touch yours!

The Surprising Hike

It had been a beautiful Fall day so far, they had just finished hiking along a nice shady trail and now were going to have a picnic in a field of wildflowers. Rose grabbed the picnic basket and opened it. She gave a shrill scream as 2 beady eyes were looking up at her, IT WAS A SNAKE!! She took off running! As she ran she heard her husband laughing and couldn’t figure out why. Looked back and he was actually holding the big snake in his hands! What was he thinking, she knew he was crazy, but holding a snake?  As she drew closer, her fear turned to thoughts of paybacks. The snake was only a rubber snake! Very real looking, but still only rubber. She was biting her tongue and giving her husband looks as they ate,  which made it only harder for him to get his laughter under control.

Finishing up they decided to continue on. Rose was wanting to visit the lake, had thoughts of pushing a certain someone into it! Spying a log close to the lake Rose figured she would go give her feet a rest and sit on the log for awhile..With the sun beating down on her, she began to relax and she dozed off. OH!! What was that? It felt like something was tickling her legs! Opening her eyes she was aghast at the sight that she saw. Leeches were crawling on  her legs! Screaming she jumped into the water, not even caring about the cold temperature! Looked like she was dancing a jig, as she was swatting at them. At last they were off and she stomped onto shore. Her “sweet” husband was trying to stifle his laughter and hide his smile. He only  nodded his head when she said that it was time to go home!

Ahhh…. the hot shower had felt good, and now Rose was hoping to relax with a something good on Television..  First things first though,  her stomach was growling, so making a snack took priority!

“Hey Honey, you have to come see this!”
“What are you watching?”, She asked in anticipation, hoping it was a comedy or romance.
“Unsolved Mysteries” was his response, “and guess what they found on a iceberg in Alaska?”
“What?”, she questioned,  Not really sure if she wanted to know the answer!
“A frozen body!”
At those words she stabbed a big chunk of chocolate cake into her mouth!
“Wait, there is more!”, he said,  she could barely contain her excitement.
“On his ankle they found marks that resembled a snakebite!”
JAB went the fork again! At this rate, she was going to need to bake more chocolate cake.


18 thoughts on “The Surprising Hike

  1. Happy 2 year anniversary! When I started blogging, I had no clue what it was going to be like. Meeting new people was the last thing on my mind but I’m so glad I did and it’s one of my favorite parts! 🙂

    Cute story from such challenging words. I’ve been feeling the itch to get back to writing fiction again. 🙂


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