The Road Less Travelled

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: The Imaginarium
Written for the title prompt -- 'The Road Less Travelled', at the Imaginarium House.

Submitted: November 30, 2018

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The Road Less Travelled.

The crossroads looms ahead and to be honest I do not have a clue which way to go. There are no sign posts, no clues; the road simply splits from one in to two.

As I get nearer, I peer off in to the distance. Is there anything visible? Anything at all? The tiniest thing could help me decide but there is nothing more than road nor sky to be seen in either way.

At the junction I come to a halt, still as yet undecided to which direction I will head. If I had a coin, maybe I would toss it. Let my future be decided by a simple flick. I rifle through my pockets once more, just to check, but it’s really just going through the motions. I know my pockets are completely empty.

Time is ticking past and I am still here mentally twiddling my thumbs, putting off making that decision. Once made, I won’t turn back but will stick to the road until it reaches its end. I’m like that – slow to choose but then faithful to my choice.

I look again and finally I notice that there is a difference between the two roads. One is more worn, more compacted. It has clearly been the popular way to go. The other, well, it has the odd patch of green growing there, but otherwise its surface is barely marked by feet or other traffic.

The popular route, or the road less travelled? There’s really not much of a decision left to make is there. I know which one I will choose; how about you?


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