Journey | Winter is Here

The latest entry in the Journey series is below.

Feedback always appreciated.



“Snow is when the bad things come,” Father says.

“Like monsters?” I ask.

“Like hypothermia, starvation, or death,” Father replies.

“Like desperation.” I say. My voice is flat. We have never known desperation. Not in the settlement, and not in our travels so far. I can feel it creep in, loitering like a scavenger. My lungs feel tight with frigid air. I rasp out breaths in tiny warm puffs. I want a thicker blanket. I want more food. I want socks and new boots and a dry place to sleep. The winter closes in on me, and now I understand what it means to feel “claustrophobic.”

I just wanted to see where the tracks went. Father made it about finding her, but maybe she didn’t want to be found.

We walk the snowy tunnel in deliberate silence.

One thought on “Journey | Winter is Here

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.