Good morning! How was everyone’s weekend? I spend a lot of time lounging around and relaxing which was nice. I unfortunately didn’t get as much writing done as I would’ve liked, but it happens.
This week is actually another story for Grammy’s Grid. I got a little inspiration from writing the last story so I decided to do another story for the link party. This story is a Feel Good Story and I hope you enjoy!
Glimmer of Hope
Erin sat on a rock in the middle of the desert and cried. She had been walking for hours and hadn’t come across any other living beings. She watched the sun go from the middle of the sky to down under the horizon. Her mind was racing with how to get out of the situation but nothing seemed to be working in her favor.
She still wasn’t sure how this happened. One minute she was hanging out with friends at a party and the next moment she’s blacked out. When she woke up, she was in the middle of the desert. Erin wasn’t sure how long she had been blacked out for but what she knew was that she needed to find a way to get home. Her phone was missing and she wasn’t even sure she was walking in the right direction to find help.
After a good cry session, Erin stood up and looked around. She saw something in the distance that looked like it could be some help. Her feet begrudgingly moved forward towards the small glimmer of hope that was in the distance. She tried to run toward the small oasis of hope but no matter what she didn’t seem to be moving faster.
The sand seemed to make Erin’s feet drag a bit more even though she was trying to move quickly. She had to pay attention to where she was running so she didn’t accidentally run into a cactus of some sort. The stars started to twinkle a little brighter as she realized she was getting closer to her possible salvation.
She stopped at the top of the hill to look at her small hope. There was a small tent sitting in the middle of a valley. A small fire smouldered next to the tent meaning that someone was nearby. Erin wearily walked down the small hill of sand toward the tent, praying that the people would be willing to help her.
“Help…” Erin tried to say something as loud as possible but it wasn’t super loud. She took another step and fell in the sand. She was exhausted from walking for so long but she had to try to get their attention. She lifted her head, cleared her throat, and tried again. “Help!”
There was a rustle in the tent and the front of the tent opened. A man poked his head out of the tent and gasped. “Oh my…hey! Are you okay?” He stepped out of the tent and rushed over toward Erin. He grabbed her shoulders and helped her to her feet. “Are you okay? You look terrible…”
Erin coughed and brushed herself off. “Uh…no…I woke up in the middle of the desert this afternoon. I don’t really know what happened but I am completely lost. Can you help me?”
The man nodded and led her toward the tent. “Of course. My family is camping out tonight and leaving in the morning. We will get you to safety, don’t worry.” He led her toward the tent where she saw his wife and 2 kids in sleeping bags. He gathered as many blankets as he could to make a bed of some sort.
Erin laid down on the bed and felt herself relax. She was safe and she was going to find her way home. She closed her eyes and took a deep breath before drifting off to sleep.