Flash Fiction for The Purposeful Practitioner: The Open Road

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Credit: Roger Shipp

The open road can take you anywhere. There are many places to go, its so difficult to decide precisely which road you will take. On one hand, you have opportunity and potential before you. You’re bursting with aspirations and a chance to discover a new or familiar place and make it your own. You’ve a desire to create lasting and meaningful memories.

But on the other hand, there’s the downside of open roads. Roads aren’t always safe. You believe the road ahead is empty, but you never see a speeding car whipping out, when you both crash. You aren’t paying attention when you see a moose in the middle of the road, directly in your path. You may have the SUV but he’s huge and more likely to kill you.

Journeys aren’t what we think they’ll be. Some of them lead to misery and pain.Some of them lead to mistakes and learning the hard way. But it’s the price of travelling the open road. As you’ve little idea if you’re playing the correct card in a Black Jack, you have little idea where that open road will lead, or end.

©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved.

15 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for The Purposeful Practitioner: The Open Road

  1. TheOriginalPhoenix January 6, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    Well written and well said!

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      • TheOriginalPhoenix January 6, 2017 / 7:32 pm

        You’re welcome 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Jade M. Wong January 6, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    This was extremely philosophical and thought-provoking. I really liked reading where your thoughts were leading us, Mandi. I hope what lies at the end of the road for us is a good thing 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 January 6, 2017 / 9:01 pm

      Me too, but we don’t know we never do. At times it’s good and times it’s bad. For some it’s the end of the road. Glad you liked the piece Jade. Have a nice weekend 😊

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    • mandibelle16 January 6, 2017 / 9:02 pm

      Thank you Neel. The place my mind was at tonight I guess.


  3. Singledust January 13, 2017 / 4:33 am

    Lovely piece on the diversity of what roads in life mean to us. Metaphorically as well as literally, I really enjoyed this as it comes at a time where I am at a crossroads. Thank you for your lovely words.

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