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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
A small fable I created to encourage, or in regards to self reflection.

Submitted: October 22, 2016

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The Girl and the Circle

There once was a girl with no shoes on who walked down a familiar, yet foreign path. She walked this path through the forest every day and knew it well. She came to her favourite tree stump to eat her lunch. She took out her sandwich for lunch, but she dropped it. Upon looking down to retrieve the sandwich, she saw a set of small footprints buried in the soil that were much too small to be hers. No one else lived near here. She was confounded and so decided to follow the footprints to see where they lead. With each step she took, she crushed each little footprint and replaced the step with her own. She walked for a year, watching the prints she was following getting larger and larger. She eventually started recognizing her surroundings from the point at which she began her journey. She saw the stump, and then the sandwich that she had dropped all that time ago. She looked down at herself; her clothes, her muddy feet, her hair filled with the debris of the forest she walked for a year. She brushed the dirt off her clothes, washed her feet in a nearby stream of water, and ruffled the twigs from her hair. She sat on the stump to rest. She was very tired and hungry. She picked up her sandwich and brushed off the leaves, but as she was about to take a bite, she looked up and saw a flicker in the woods. It must be the person who left those foot prints! She jumped up and decided to follow the footprints again as to not lose the person she followed for a year. With each step she took, she crushed each little footprint and replaced the step with her own.


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