A little story from Crooked Cat author Tim (T E) Taylor
Here’s a little story I wrote at Meltham Writers a while back ….
“How much further?”
The family were exhausted now, having spent all day lugging what was left of their belongings up the rough mountain track.
“Not far now.” In contrast to the people who struggled wearily behind him, the young man’s face and voice were eager, optimistic, assured. “Seriously, just another mile or so. Once we reach the crest of that ridge” – he pointed to the great expanse of bare rock and earth that loomed forbiddingly ahead of them – “we’re at the border. And it’s all downhill from there. There will be shelter, food and water, people to help us.”
“The border?” said the other man in the party. “Then there will be guards and soldiers. We will have to pass a checkpoint.”
“No, don’t worry about that. No one uses this track apart from the…
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