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Daily Archives: May 23, 2012



Creative Copy Challenge #245:  to use these words
 in creating a cohesive, creative short story tying all of them together!

  1. Middle
  2. Content
  3. Wall
  4. Wonder
  5. Roam
  6. Reach
  7. Clash
  8. Run
  9. Long
  10. Chill

The day starts out chilly
for the long 26.2 mile run up a mountain.
I wonder what thought process
said “I’ll do that” happened to those
who will try the run
by reaching into their inner strength
as the mind roams during the run. 
In each race, the body hits a wall,
wants to stop,

and clashes with the will of the mind
to keep on going to the end.
It takes mental strength, physical strength
and endurance to run a long race
Being content to stay in the middle of the pack
surrounded by others to encourage each other
is one way finish the race.
Finishing the race:
easier said than done.
The long inclines and curves
make the run seem endless.
The athletes are content
 to run a steady pace,
concentrating on the pack they are in,
trying to reach their personal best.
The will to continue clashes with the
need to continue past the wall of fear
roaming thru their minds
just past the middle of the race. 
The chilly day seemed to warm
as they reached the peak
of the mountain.
The wonder of reaching the end
of the miles of the race
was exhilarating.
Hallelujah ! 
The race has been run !
The wall has been met and
conquered !!



I am not an athlete, a runner or do I know anything about running a race. 

This is pure fiction as anyone who does run will recognize. 

Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.

Siggi of Maine