Epic Workplace

Almost Floating

Eric was a loner. That’s why he liked people. They were rare like deer or bear in the distance. He took a break from thinning paper company land with brush saw holstered on his back and his head lost in his helmet.

He saw the hikers coming. One of them asked him if they were still on the Appalachian Trail. “Yes! Keep going. It’s right over there.” The trail wasn’t easy to see.

Eric wondered why people walked that trail, but he was glad to see them. He was glad he could give someone good directions on their way.

Story: Linked to Charli Mills’ Carrot Ranch. The prompt this week is “epic workplace”. Stories must be exactly 99 words.

Photos: “Almost Floating”, above, and “Light in the Center of the Forest”, below.

Light in the Center of the Forest

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

16 thoughts on “Epic Workplace”

  1. Frank, I grew up near the Pacific Crest Trail and I knew a woman who was old by the time I was a kid old enough to listen to her stories of cutting trail and riding her horse to maintain telegraph lines. I’ve known many people like Eric who love the wide open spaces, not intimidated by its remoteness, and yet willing to help others find their way. I enjoyed your reading, too!

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