[Short Story] - Feet as soft as fog - 5MinuteFreewriteChallenge

in freewrite •  last year  (edited)

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"Feet as soft as fog"


The fresh snow had put a great load on the roof of our house and even clogged our chimney overnight so I decided to go and clean it first thing in the morning.

I got the ladder from the basement, alligned it properly, called my wife to hold it just to be extra safe and climbed on the roof. I wasn't afraid of heights, but climbing that ladder sure sent chills down my spine. It was rocking all the time and no step felt as stable as I would have wanted it to feel.

I got to the top and congratulated myself for the good work. I decided to wave down to my wife when I suddenly slipped and slid over a meter and a half and fell over the edge of the roof.

I yelled at the top of my lungs when I hit the floor.

Fortunately, it too was covered in fresh snow so it made the impact a little more bearable. Still, I hurt my back badly; but declined the ambulance when my wife offered to call. I was able to stand up after all.

After arguing a little with my wife about my condition, we finally agreed I was to go for a thai massage to help me with the pain in my back.

She drove me to the local Thai massage parlor and I can't tell you how good that felt.

The woman walking on me weighed around 120 to 130 lbs and I'll admit I could feel every pound of her weight very well. But oh boy, her feet. I could swear they were, as silly as it sounds, as soft as fog.

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@svashta i've been reading your stories during the times @echowhale sends over a power upvote for you and i must say youve kind of inspired me to try it out... Writing a few short stories thanks man

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I'm... I can't even tell you how happy this makes me feel!
I'm very happy to hear that and I'll make sure to read what you write! In case I miss it though, feel free to drop a link to it on one of my posts next time you're brought there by @echowhale. If you'd like a challenge, perhaps consider participating in the contest I'm hosting. It's called the constrained writing contest and you can find it here. Just a thought. :P

Or, if you'd like me to write a story "dedicated" to you, feel free to provide an idea. :p I love fulfilling strange writing prompts. The stranger the better. I love a good challenge :P

This really made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Thank you very much! <3

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@svashta youre awesome. Ill certainly send over a few ideas thanks i appreciate the time youve put into writing these stories i truly do.

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More fuzzy warm feelings? I didn't sign up for this! There's only so much I can take! haha :P
Thank you for the kind words; I'll be happy to write a story or two for you! ;D

This was wonderful!! I love how you got the prompt in!!

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Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :D

I loved the way you inserted the prompt on the story. Well done :-) How's your back now?

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Thanks! I'm glad to hear you liked it! :D

My back... Sore from the gym :p The story is fiction nevertheless. I'm not married, don't have a house, nor did I fall from the roof. :p Thank you for the concern tho! :D

My wife gives me one of those massages occasionally when I talk back to her, as soon as my breath comes back I apologize. she is kind enough to help me up and straighten the kink in my back by giving me a quick knee to the gut. I've learned to exit gracefully without bleeding on her carpet, that would be a bad thing. 🙄

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Yep. This kind of massages are a real pain while you're getting them... But after a while when you stop being sore... it feels awesome! :D

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Glad that it is fiction. I don't like heights at all and could feel my stomach turn as your character is climbing up. YOu certainly invent a wife and a kid often in your stories lol
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In the last few I'll admit, I really do, and deliberately so :p I'm not married myself, nor have children, and most of my stories didn't include a family character... So I challenged myself to write family style some more :p
No worries; I'll introduce something a little different today.... As soon as I get home :P

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No worries at all. I like that you can make it so believable. Looking forward to more 🤓