Crimson’s Creative Challenge #16 – Going Up.


Being in London for the first time my travelling companion Crisp and I were keen to make good use of our time and explore as much as we could.

Crisp and I had recently retired and decided to see the world, as much as we could while we were still physically able. We had our retirement funds to spend and found each other enjoyable company and a good way to see the world even if it meant sharing accommodation. But with our CPAP machines safely stowed in our luggage, we assured each other of a good night’s sleep wherever we stayed.

After our first day out sightseeing Crisp remarked that we seemed to walk up a lot of steps during our day and as a result, she was feeling very exhausted.

I suggested she see it as a metaphor as going up was a whole lot better than going down.

(150 words)


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13 Responses to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #16 – Going Up.

  1. Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

    Another little gem Michael. I know the feeling of walking down is painful.

  2. Ramyani Bhattacharya says:

    Very nice.☺️

  3. crimsonprose says:

    I thank you for my early morning chuckle. And of course, you are quite right, both literally and figuratively. Plus there’s less chance of missing your footing and tumbling into a fall. 🙂

    • Michael says:

      That’s a good way of looking at it 😀

      • crimsonprose says:

        Walking down the very steep side of an abandoned quarry last autumn, my foot rolled on a hotse-chestnut husk. T tried to stay upright. I tried to use a tree to break my headlong hurry, I tried to reach out for a sapling to wrap my arms around. That’s where I went wrong. Now fully unbalanced I tumbled and rolled the rest of the way down. Thos husks impress remarkably well. Purple circles everywhere, but nothing broken. So I know about falling down hills! 🙂

  4. Walking up or down I find exhausting 🙂

  5. Dale says:

    That was a fun one…

  6. Violet Lentz says:

    Clever piece Michael! And such endearing characters!!

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