Wishing I Was at Niagara Falls

Welcome to my very own Creative Writing Month where each day of the month I am focusing on a topic and spending fifteen minutes reflecting and writing as inspired by the topic. For more information about why and how check out my post, Writing Down the Bones.

Today’s topic: Write about one of your favorite locations giving life to lifeless objects.

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Niagara Falls

The stampede picked up momentum. Each droplet raced blindly toward the cliff. Bumping and absorbing the others around it.

“Where are we headed? Why are we moving so quickly?” Misty thought to herself as she was becoming lost in the race.

For miles she had floated comfortably, at times risking stagnation. She had wound her way through rivers and streams before dumping into Lake Ontario. Her short lived water cycle had nearly run its course. She was on her way to cross over to the next life. Things had moved rather quickly since she found herself in a small stream after a dreadful storm last week.

She remembered nothing of her life before the storm.

Misty and the crowd of droplets that surrounded her were within vision of the drop-off point. So many others had dreamed of this view and opportunity.

The undertow had taken hold of her. It dragged her toward the plummet that was now only feet away. Misty contemplated fighting until the last second, but instead decided to allow the natural pull of tides draw her into demise.

In the last moments of her life as a water droplet she accomplished one of the greatest achievements of a member of her race. Upon impact on the falls below Misty lived up to her name and became a part of the wall of mist which shields the lake below. In this final act of courage Misty crossed over to an evaporated soul.

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