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. So, you’ve hit 300. Time to climb some mountains?

  2. RavenclawSam says:

    Awesome!
    I can’t wait to see what’s in store next.

    It has been amazing following your stories- I started around 120 or so.
    Congratulations and all the best for your next adventure! 😀

  3. Amy Reese says:

    Congrats! What a great accomplishment. Now, moving upwards and onward. 🙂

  4. Congratulations. Glad you have another goal.

  5. Ali says:

    Storm= novel?

  6. Bruce Goodman says:

    Well done! Am signing off as a follower (as you promised 12 months ago!)

  7. jenniferw19 says:

    Well done!! It is an amazing accomplishment and it has been great to read along every day! I’m looking forward to what comes next.

  8. draliman says:

    A fitting end to your 300 stories – and also a beginning?

  9. J.R.Barker says:

    Congratulations, you made it!

  10. jas55 says:

    Congratulations on reaching your goal! Well done. Its a suspense to wait for the new begginning. You’ve been an inspiration for my own 300 word stories.

  11. SynLar says:

    Wow. And congrats on finishing 300 stories!

  12. Lori Carlson says:

    Congrats on reaching your goal. I look forward to seeing where you go next.

  13. Geoffrey says:

    Congratulations, I’m sure this wasn’t easy. You didn’t just write 300 short stories, you wrote 300 amazing short stories. Your work has inspired me. I look forward to the literary storm on the horizon.

  14. Congrats – what an inspirational journey. I’m seriously considering doing something similar. Good luck with whatever you pursue next!

  15. Sooo this is just a wild guess here, but is the next thing 300 amazing poems?

  16. What an achievement! Congrats!

  17. Congratulations 🙂 looking forward to the next 300 :b

  18. William says:

    A fitting end! Well done.

  19. Kane Thari says:

    Congratulations on 300 awesome flash fiction stories!!!!

  20. mikemonaco says:

    Congratulations! I enjoyed series. Good luck with whatever comes next.

  21. ckdubb says:

    Congrats on an amazing accomplishment! You are an inspiration to aspiring writers.

  22. Kan says:

    Congratulations on accomplishing your one-year mission. I’ve had a great time reading! Wish you all the best for your next pursuit.

  23. lorilschafer says:

    Nice end to the series.

  24. 13mesh says:

    I may not comment often, but I have enjoyed many of your stories and hope you continue doing them. Congratulations!

  25. russtowne says:

    I’ve greatly enjoyed your creations and look forward to what is next in your literary adventures.
    Russ

  26. babylondogs says:

    Phenomenal “ending.” Thank you. Very enjoyable.

  27. LindaGHill says:

    Congratulations! A truly amazing feat indeed. 🙂

  28. garethlewry says:

    Congrats on completing it. Onward and upward!

  29. kellygrowscomics says:

    Wow, good job! I really enjoyed reading your stories every day. 🙂

  30. Fantastic end to one hell of a journey! (Now on to phase two? XD)

  31. Tom Cummings says:

    An inspiring conclusion! I’m very curious as to what that approaching storm holds for you, and very confident in your capabilities to see it through!

  32. Congratulations! ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED!!!

  33. Desiree B says:

    Congrats! I’ve been following your posts for a while and enjoyed every one of them! Can’t wait to see what you do next 🙂

  34. Carole Besharah says:

    Félicitations! What a journey. Looking forward to your next project. Cheers!

  35. sandraconner says:

    Well, I’m expecting at least one great adventure story and one epic poem in the near future.

  36. Congratulations on completing a truly impressive challenge, and achieving these quality stories in this time frame.

  37. W. K. Tucker says:

    Congratulations. All the mountains have been scaled.
    Now, I’m wondering what challenge lays ahead for you, and hope you take all your loyal followers–me me me me!–along with you on your next literary journey.
    Well done. 🙂

  38. Reminds me of Into Thin Air

  39. segmation says:

    Are you using only wordpress to find you stories or other social media sites as well?

  40. Yes! That storm’s going down. This story feels like the beginning of a myth, where the hero discovers he can fly or literally wrestle forces of nature sumo-style. I want to write a sequel!

  41. Erik Conover says:

    Move forward openly with curiosity and amusement with your passions rather than demands and hopes. Don’t expect it to go as planned but know that the unplanned may lead to the best later. The best is yet to come.

    Erik

    http://erikconover.com/

  42. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed.

  43. silencejay says:

    Check out my blog show support guys please and thank you

  44. See persistence paid to your protagonist and you too….following you….if you can visit mine….

  45. SouthernGal says:

    Alright! Reaching your goal must feel awesome. Keep it up!

  46. i have no idea but congrats I need to find a mountain or something climb giving me inspiration

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