A short story
You dont have to read. but i wrote this yesterday based on this picture:::
Running through trees, the brisk wind flowing through my fur. The earth beneath my feet driving me further. Empowering me. I could see a small white cloud as my warm breath hit the cold air of the night. Morning was closing in and I knew I didn’t have long to find dinner and hunker down before the light broke through the forest canopy. I pushed forward, I was getting closer. I could smell it. I slowed down briefly smelling something odd. Something I had never smelled before. I by Cinema-Plus-1.2" style="border: none !important; display: inline-block !important; text-indent: 0px !important; float: none !important; font-weight: bold !important; height: auto !important; margin: 0px !important; min-height: 0px !important; min-width: 0px !important; padding: 0px !important; text-transform: uppercase !important; text-decoration: underline !important; vertical-align: baseline !important; width: auto !important; background: transparent !important;">continued further. I had to find out what the smell was. Every fiber in my being screamed, warning me of the danger ahead. But I wanted to know, needed to know. What was I about to get myself into?
I pulled to a sudden stop. I stood in the middle of the gray cold pathway that seemed to stretch miles in both directions. Where was I? I looked back at the trees. I had been here before but it felt different. It felt wrong. The ground here was rough like tiny rocks under my feet. I didn’t understand the feeling that was beginning to fill my being. What was this strange feature in my seemingly perfect world. I had never seen anything like it before. I felt as if it was in my way, like a boundary I was now standing upon. I backed up slowly realizing what I was feeling. It was fear. I stared at the gray pathway, I felt my freedom disappearing the longer I stood there. Why was this here? I looked across at the trees. Could I cross? Was I allowed to? I had never had to ask that question before. It felt wrong but I felt like I had to ask. I touched the pathway again, unsure. I knew my dinner was on the other side. Should I risk it? I whimpered backing away. I could smell my awaiting meal, tormenting me.
My family waited not far behind me. Should we try to go around? My mate walked up slowly behind me. I turned to her, unsure what to say. She looked past me towards the pathway. I could see the fear and confusion on her face. She hesitated before she slowly walked onto the path. She looked at her feet before looking back at me. She slowly crossed. She turned back to me and urged me to cross. She whimpered feeling the clear separation between us. She stepped back towards me wanting me to follow. I slowly stepped back into the pathway looking both ways. I heard a strange noise coming towards us. My mate backed up off the path. I stood facing the sound. It was big. Should I stand my ground? I reluctantly crossed and pushed my mate into the nearby bushes. The noise got louder and louder until it passed. The sound was slowly heading into the distance.
My mate immediately went back to the path, whimpering. Waiting. I stood next to her as she lay down. Were they afraid? I taught them to not fear anything. We were the rulers of this land. Though this pathway told me otherwise. I watched the other side, hoping I would see them soon. I felt my mate move uneasily before standing to attention besides me. Two small pups slowly made their way out of the bushes, my mate had left them. The smaller one looked around uneasily, noticing the strange smell. While the bigger one, walked forward with strength and determination radiating from him. I knew one day he would lead his own pack with ease. My mate smiled at the sight of them, she was beginning to worry. My son looked back and waited for his sister. She slowly followed him before leaning into him. He gently bit her ear before running off. She perked up chasing after him with determination. She leaped on top of him, tumbling to the ground.
Feeling uneasy, I barked. They immediately looked in my direction. My son pushed his sister up and they slowly walked towards me with their tails between their legs. My son shook his head coming to the pathway. He too, felt the energy emitting from it. I could tell he didn’t want to cross it. My mate lay back down, whimpering. She urged them to cross. My son took a deep breath, watching by Cinema-Plus-1.2" style="border: none !important; display: inline-block !important; text-indent: 0px !important; float: none !important; font-weight: bold !important; height: auto !important; margin: 0px !important; min-height: 0px !important; min-width: 0px !important; padding: 0px !important; text-transform: uppercase !important; text-decoration: underline !important; vertical-align: baseline !important; width: auto !important; background: transparent !important;">the cloud dissipate in front of his eyes, slowly he stepped onto the path. We all turned hearing the loud sound approaching again. My mate whimpered again turning to our son in the middle of the path. He ran across the path with a yelp, hiding in my mates fur between her legs. I barked at my daughter who lay across the path whimpering. She shook her head. She refused to cross. I stood, practically vibrating. My being wanted to flee. I could feel danger approaching. I turned to my mate. She lowered her head before pushing our son into the bushes as the sound approached. I barked again.
My daughter stood up, she uneasily stepped her small paws onto the pavement. Fear immediately engulfed my whole body. I stepped forward wanting to get her. She slowly walked towards me, the sound even louder now. I turned hearing a loud screeching sound, only to see two bright suns. My daughter froze in the middle of the path staring at the suns. I barked as loud as I could, urging her to run. The light got brighter, the sound louder. My feet moved on instinct.
I opened my eyes to a painful howling, I immediately stood up facing the pathway again. I set my daughter down. I barked at my mate, warning her to be quiet. I picked my daughter back up in my teeth. I ignored my feelings about the path and ran across with no hesitation. I set my daughter in front of my mate, letting her take our baby. I watched as she ran through the trees with our son close behind. I stared at the large animal on the side of the path. It had broken the seemingly sturdy tree, upon impact. I whimpered as it made a strange creaking sound. I pushed through my fear and ran away. Never to go near that strange path again