Nineteen Trees and Bombastic Words

copyright – Hannah Duncan
copyright – Hannah Duncan. Sunday Photo Fiction April 12, 2015. Here is the challenge page: https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/607/ hosted by Joe Owens

The wayward path, I tread, tranquil and untroubled. It granted me quiescence that I had not habituated for indulgence. As a sergeant would, I reconnoitered every inch of it. Its majestic vastness had me discombobulated, as if studying an encyclopedic polyglot manuscript.

Alas, my feet are not those inured to arduous walking; they repudiated my goading to further scout my placid vicinity. But the illusion shatters as the ominous sound of approaching feet meets my ears, and I know I am living my final seconds of halcyon freedom. I am but a schlemiel and Fate has once again vetoed me my druthers, as it had in all my born days.

Word count: 110


If any of the vocabulary made it difficult to read, I apologize. I took this as an opportunity to expand my vocabulary and most of the words used above were from Thesaurus.com. However, I’m not sure if they are all appropriately used.

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Nineteen Trees and Bombastic Words

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