Writerly Wednesday – A Voice in the Wilderness

I pushed away another frond jutting out over the overgrown trail. The protests of my team were barely audible; drowned out by jungle sounds.


The roar brought me to a halt. I wiped the sweat from my brow as I turned to stare down my colleague.


I gave a half smile. “It’s enough when we find the lost city.” I turned with my fists clenched at my side. “Or when I give up,” I muttered. I whacked at a large vine with my machete; my mood improved with each swing.


A beautiful parrot stared at me and I laughed. “Well, you didn’t learn that on your own.”


I looked back at the green wall behind me and shook my head as I turned back toward my new companion. “Lead the way, parrot!”

“Danger!” The parrot cried as it flew ahead and I followed. They’ll be sorry.

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