Monday, May 18, 2015

SJ Maylee Week 151: Taylor’s Journey

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Title: Taylor’s Journey

Taylor jogged along the path. Her weekly run had become a ritual. The same distance on the same path, week after week. She’d relied on the workout. It was the only thing in her life that wasn’t changing on her. Over the course of a few short weeks, her life had become something she no longer recognized.

The tornado that tore through her home a couple of weeks ago had also taken out the building where she worked and the man she’d met the week prior had disappeared the same night. She hadn’t known Jasper long, but something about him soothed her soul. The losses were immense but she was still breathing. Her luck was better than some. For all she knew, the tornado might have taken off with Jasper too. She squeezed her eyes shut as a sob ripped another slash across her heart.

She stopped and leaned against a large tree. The rugged bark gave her something to cling to as she took in large gulps of air. The sky darkened as her sobs grew. She couldn’t remember any stretch of the woods where the growth sheltered her from the sun. Her heart beat faster when the shadows grew around her.

A haze swirled in front of her and she lost her footing, sliding downward, but there were no hills in the forest.

She screamed and it echoed back to her.

A flurry of disorientation left her light headed. She went down hard, landing on her ass. Stoney pebbles bit into her palms. She kicked out, trying to stop her downward movement.

Finally, she stopped. Her feet had rammed against something. The mist cleared away revealing an expansive canyon and the man who had stopped her slide.


“I knew you would come.”


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SJ Maylee believes hearts are meant to come together and find love. As a writer she has a tendency to break hearts, but she always glues them back together. You can follow her at @SJMaylee,


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