The Way Home
In the early light of day, Sarah could see the outline of the mountains in the distance. She had been walking for hours, and her feet were sore and blistered. She had been following the river, and it had led her to this place. She didn’t know where she was, but she was sure that if she kept following the river, she would eventually find her way back home.
She sat down on a rock and rubbed her feet. She was tired and thirsty, and she didn’t know how much further she could go. She looked down at the river and saw the reflection of the sun in the water. It was so bright that it hurt her eyes. She closed them and leaned back against the rock. She would rest for a few minutes before continuing on her journey.