The Peak

Jim Stitzel

I dabble a little in a lot of things — writing, webcomics, gaming, photography, web design, music, and more. I’m a full-time code-wrangler with far, far too much to do.


The wind gusted across the dusty peak, nearly blowing Zachariah off his feet. He pulled his weathered duster closer around him, pulled his hat down further over his eyes in an attempt to keep debris out of his eyes.

The townsmen had said the climb would be difficult. Zachariah remembered their smiles, saw the amusement and resignation in their eyes. They've seen too many others attempt the climb and die, he had thought. But he would not be one of those so ill-fated.

And he wasn't. He had reached the peak, despite the treacherous terrain, and now he stood here, bracing against the gale trying to pry him off.

He pushed forward, eyes set on the rock just ahead. The wind rose as he struggled with each step, striving to drive him back. But he would not be driven.

Finally, he reached the stone and stopped. From his duster he produced a pendant, glowing faintly of green light, which became blinding the moment he pressed it against the stone. A seam of light appeared, tracing the outline of a doorway.


Prequels

No prequels yet. Why not write one?

« Write a prequel

Sequels

No sequels yet. Why not write one?

Write a sequel »

Comments (3 so far!)

ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

epic fantasy?

  • #2830 Posted 2 years ago
  • 0
Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Indeed. I love epic fantasy.

  • #2832 Posted 2 years ago
  • 0
ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

Cha-ching! I got it right! LOL.

  • #2834 Posted 2 years ago
  • 0

Story challenge:

Do you have a favorite style to write in? Who or what inspires you? I challenge you to write in your favorite style (all subjects and all genres accepted). Then leave a comment on this challenge with who are what inspires you. I will do my best to judge e…

Inspiration and Favorite Style by Robert Quick

This story's tags are

  • Published 2 years ago.
  • Story viewed 12 times and rated 0 times.

Challenge winner!


All stories on Ficlatté are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. What does this mean?