A group of hikers see a series of flickering lights on the horizon. They follow them and discover something startling when they reach the source.
“Do you see that over there, Mike?”
“No, the lights. The three of them, over on the horizon. They’re flickering.”
“Oh! I do see them now. What is that?”
“I’m not sure but it’s at the edge of this cliff, just before it drops down. Whatever it is is on the edge of the cliff.”
“Is it our eyes playing tricks on us? Are they just stars?
“I don’t think so. They’re flashing too m...
"We are almost there." said Mike almost dropping his lantern.
"I hope your right." said Kayla
"Can we take a break?" replied Zach out of breath.
They have been hiking for more then 5 hours with no break. They could only take one item each since it was a long time away.
"We are here." said Mike
"Finally." said Kayla running toward the campsite. Zach did not say anything, instead he dropped an...
“Did you see that or am I going insane? You saw that, right?! The flickering was like a rapid ‘blip blip blip’, it was sick.” One of the hikers mimicked the way a car light flickered on and off.
Yeah! A-and that noise, what even was that?!”
“Will you guys shut the hell up before I ‘blip blip’ you out of existence.” Said Skye, the group leader, as she raised her hand to silence them.
The small ...
One night out of the week a group of three friends take the time out of their busy college lives to meet up and go hiking together since they don’t see each other for most of the week. They came up with this tradition to make sure they never lose the bond they have with each other and to just take the time to unwind and take a nice walk. Tonight was supposed to be the same.
“What’s going on Mi...
The day started out as fine as it could. I was with three of my brothers, exploring the great Russian wildness in the winter. Some might say that was too dangerous, but we had been doing it since we were kids. This season was actually much nicer than most.
“Hey guys,” my brother Ivan exclaimed in front of me.
“You see those lights in the distance?”
“They look like planes to me,” my older brother ...
The 2 couples were hiking back to thier cars at dusk. They had started this hike knowing they’d be cutting it close on daylight. Nor were they far from the car when they saw the flashing lights at the top of the hill. It looked as though someone was flashing a light at them to provide direction back. There had been a few hikers that were concerned about their timing in the trail. The 2 couples jus...
I hate hiking.
Why am I hiking you may ask? Well my girlfriend wanted to and begged me join her, so here I am.
I just don’t get the appeal. Dirt, bugs, and exposure to whatever Mother Nature decides. Maybe I’m the minority, but I’d much rather be inside writing.
“Jo, can we take a break? It’s getting dark,” I say, glancing up at the darkening sky. Originally, this was supposed to just be a d...
“Rina is awake,” Officer Johnson said.
Detective Dave Laurie jumped to his feet. His Okayiest Dad coffee mug tipped over. The younger police officer tensed, his eyes wide. After the disappearance in Lawson Woods, the town had been frozen waiting for news, waiting for answers, waiting for bodies. Archie and Matthew Fox, Boyd Kohl, Sonja Berlin, and Rina Mahler, all local kids, were home from colle...
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Focus on the character's identity and how this develops throughout the course of their adventure.