"Climb" is a featured 100-word story from the May Writing Challenge.


I’ve come here. For this.

And now I’m too scared.

I don’t know why– I mean, she’s beautiful; all wiry and twisted and monumental… but she’s tall.

Really tall.

My legs turn to jellied lead as I ascend the first step of six hundred and sixty-nine.

Somehow I reach the first floor; I can’t stop now or I’ll change my mind and start crawling shamefully back down.

Blood pumps in my ears and my lungs scream for air as I mount the second floor– I stop for a second to breathe.

I see the view.

Paris is worth the fear.




Katie Preedy

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