300. And that, as they say, is it

And that, as they say, is it.

His Sherpa shook his hand and congratulated him.

Nothing left to achieve. No more goals to reach. He had done it all. Every mountain worth mentioning had now been scaled by him.

It had taken him just a year to do so. It was a folly, they had said when he’d laid out his plans. It could not be accomplished, they had warned. Yet he had proven them wrong, here, on top of the world.

There’s a storm coming in, his Sherpa said. If we want to make it to base camp we have little time to waste.

There was something to be said about that. Achieve your goal and then walk away. But why then was he not moving? Why was he staring at the brewing storm approaching?

He had not known about the particulars of clouds before he started his endeavour. But now he was a bit of an expert. You’d have to be, when you’re all alone, 20,000 feet high, your survival depending on how well you read the signs of impending weather.

Sir, we have to go, his Sherpa warned.

He wasn’t joking. The clouds were aligning for one massive storm. The kind you read about in adventure stories. The kind they write epic poems about if you dare to face it and come out alive.

They’ll call him mad if he does this. They’ll say it can’t be accomplished. But it is comforting to know that even when you’re on top of the world, there are always new goals on the horizon.

Sir, his Sherpa implored again.

No, he said, removing his backpack and facing the incoming storm head-on.

It doesn’t end here.

This is just the beginning.

 

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78 thoughts on “300. And that, as they say, is it

  1. Wow, congratulations! That’s an incredible achievement! *whoops*

  2. Ojamesoliz says:

    Good read ..

  3. only365words says:

    Good to know it can be done! I set myself a similar task a month ago – glad to see it can be done. Nice work!

  4. Congratulations! 300!

  5. J. D. Hager says:

    Your stories never cease to impress. You are amazing. Congrats!

  6. PoshPedlar says:

    Writing every day is a great discipline. And leaving the reader wanting more is also a great skill.

  7. Aidan Reid says:

    Excellent achievement. Congratulations – loved the last post – very inspiring. What next?

  8. Great work I was expecting longer as it’s my first time viewing here, now it makes sense. Very nicely done.

  9. alstories says:

    Interesting concept. I find it a difficult proposition to write a story until 300 words and more than that think off 300 topics. well done. Look forward to following you.

  10. Exciting ending….I want to read more!

  11. Congratulations on your 300th story .. I loved reading every single one of them … Please continue writing more and more such stories and let the numbers not stop you

  12. Definitely the best flash fiction writer I have read on WordPress!

  13. JD Hamil says:

    I showed up at the end, I need to trek backwards.

  14. awax1217 says:

    creativity comes from within and although you have reached a plateau there will be new vistas to reach. You can not turn off what is happening in your mind.

  15. Zemo says:

    Congratulations! Well done 🙂 great accomplishment…inspirational and great stories. Good luck with your next project whatever that may be

  16. Congrats on reaching 300. Well done. Many thanks for stopping by my blog.

  17. Therese Lu says:

    You inspire me. Rock on!

  18. zeyzey63 says:

    Great post! Please check out my blog http://queenzey.wordpress.com/

  19. fantastic! i have so much respect for you. when i’ve posted and you’ve clicked ”like” i think to myself … wull, i must’ve really accomplished something if you like it. you have become my standard in many ways. Thanks … ks

  20. 52lyrics says:

    NICE! It is awesome that you set a challenge for yourself and you met your goal!

  21. d3b01946 says:

    Get post, good idea. You should get in touch with the charity First Story. http://www.firststory.org.uk
    and see if you can help someone else. Thank you for following my blog. I hope that you continue to enjoy my posts, although in October I switch to film as the London Film Festival starts on October 8th.

  22. ghostmoth27 says:

    Well done! A fine last story.

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