Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Close Call

WonHundred Word Wednesday
Flash Fiction Fun

        Eight hundred years ago, the Ancestral Pueblo People lived in an alcove high on a rock wall. They had built apartments of mud and straw, tucked under the lip of the overhanging cliff. Every day the adults climbed ladders to tend their crops on the mesa above, leaving their children behind. Always alert, grandmothers kept watch over the little ones, especially those who ventured too close to the edge. One little girl wanted to follow her mother up the ladder. Her foot slipped and she started to fall, but her grandmother caught her arm and pulled her back to safety.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting start. I wonder where you would take it.