The Unknown

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
A short story of a girl who loses hope in herself and has to make a difficult decision on what she wants to do with her life.

Submitted: September 14, 2016

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Once upon a time, there was a girl who wouldn’t let anyone get too close to her out  of fear of losing them. One day as she was walking deep into the woods she came upon a lone wolf. The girl stood there paralyzed not knowing what to do. Then, suddenly, the wolf spoke.

 

“ What brings you deep into the woods child?” The girl, a little startled, replied. “My life is filled with sorrow. I see nowhere else to run. The woods is my only sanctuary.”  At times my life feels miserable and I don’t  know how I’m going to make it. I’m tired of fighting and struggling to just exist. I’m tired of not being happy with who I am. I’m tired of being bullied, lied to, cheated on, and not being respected. I’m tired of all the shit I have to go through to just to be good enough. It is a strange thing to wish to die.”

As the wolf stood there listening to the girl. He motioned to her “Follow me.” out of curiosity,  the girl followed the wolf deeper and deeper into  the woods.  

 

Suddenly they came to a crossroad which had three different paths. On each path was a sign. The first sign read “Paradise.” The second sign read “Hell” and the third sign read “Unknown.”

 The girl asked the wolf “which path are we going to take?”

The wolf then replied, “ I can not choose which path you will take, but know whichever path you choose, I will be with you.”  And then suddenly, the wolf disappeared.

At this moment the girl didn’t know what to do or how to react. Suddenly, a nostalgic flood of memories flashed into her mind. She started remembering all the bad and good things that had happened in her life. More bad than good.  “Maybe I should take the second path”  she  muttered to herself.” It’s not like anyone will miss me when I’m gone.” she slowly started walking toward the second path. She heard painful screams and  quickly turned around and headed for the first path which read”Paradise” as she got closer, she heard singing, laughter, and warm voices. Yeah, this is it she thought to herself. But what had she done to get into heaven she thought. Her whole life was one unhappy mess. She retreated her steps and reluctantly  decided to try the third path which read “Unknown.”

As she walked down the third path, she remembered what the lone wolf had said to her.

“I will be with you whichever path you choose.”

Where was he now, she wonder? She was about to turn around, but then Suddenly,10 yards ahead, she saw the wolf with an iridescent shine,  

She never felt so much joy in her life before.  She ran up to him and hugged him tight and didn't  want to let go.

Finally, the lone wolf spoke. “In life, shit will happen around you that you don’t have any control over. shit will happen to you, but the only thing that truly matters is how you choose to react to it and what you make out of it. Life is all about learning, adapting and converting all the struggles that we experience into something positive. Now go and own your shit!

And then he disappeared again. The girl felt courageous and confident in herself. She took a whiff of fresh air at the moment she didn't know it yet, but her life was about to change drastically.  

 

~The end






 


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