Around the corner

January 28, 2013

Turn the corner, he said. See what’s out there.

The space before she turned had been so cramped, so the large expanse startled her, with its vast emptiness and frozen ground. She had never known it was possible for land to be so beautiful and so terrifying all at once.

She turned back to say something about it to him, but he had not followed. I should have expected that, she thought, and then she stepped forward, the frost crackling underneath her boots.

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