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Short Story 02.26.19

Updated: Sep 19, 2023

Admit One Ticket Story Quote

To walk the wild treasure hunt I must carry my life in a knapsack. It’s hard to distill life down to what will fit inside a knapsack but it is possible.

I add the first journal I ever completed, its adolescent ramblings remind me of where I came from. I carefully place my children’s discarded teeth in a tin with a photo of each of them.

A small jar of lake water reminds me of carefree summers paddling around in the small mountain lake. A dried purple and white rose reminds me of the day I bound my life to my love.

I wove the collars of every dog I’ve loved and lost into a length of rope to use as an anchor in the storms. I leave space for the memories yet to be made and I set off. I follow the trail of the monarch butterfly. Maybe I should’ve packed food instead of memories.

Notebook Pen Story Prompt Word Tickets

The prompts for this short story:

  1. i carry

  2. monarch

  3. wild walks

  4. to

  5. treasure hunt

Copyright 2019 Klaudia Grady

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