A myriad of dangers lurked on the other side. Closing her eyes, Ruth tried wishing them away. Another day passed and still, she was unable to open the door. Her family and friends never understood.
The day arrived when she had no choice. Open the door or die. Her hands trembled, it took several tries. Crossing the threshold onto the porch, she shielded her eyes against the overly bright sun. The silence was palpable. No cars, no people, no noise of any kind except for sounds of nature.
Now … that was a world Ruth could open the door for.
Inspired by “Friday Fictioneers,” a weekly challenge to write a story using only 100 words and hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields. If you would like to read other stories or join in by adding your own take on the photo supplied by Dale Rogerson, click here.