For Velvet Verbosity’s 100 word challenge. This week’s prompt: doorway.
A door has unlocked, and I open it eagerly, unassumingly. I see possibilities, dreams, challenges. I see what could be, what I could be. I also see – too clearly – what will happen if I fail. For the higher the goal, the steeper the road, and the more devastating the fall. I’m scared of heights.
I stand there in the doorway and so I hesitate, silently cursing my innocent overconfidence, for what lies ahead petrifies me. Turning, I search for my world of habit, my safe routines. But behind me, the world is folding in on itself – I must go on.