Five Elements Challenge

Elements of the Resistance

3. Earth

I set my back to my cell’s wall, dirt settling in my hair. Three steps - four if I shorten them - and my toes stub another wall. Two more; I reach the door.

Faint light filters through the plank, illuminating my room. I know the poorly-stuffed mattress too well. The good earth underfoot is more comfortable -- but I have not yet stooped that low!

Dirt everywhere - on my face, in the air. I can scarce breathe for it.

Two steps to the outer-wall. Probing -- slowly, quietly! -- I search for the sun. If only I could reach the light, see what still is clean...

The door opens; I am caught.

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Author: Marta

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Rating: General

Last Updated: 03/20/05

Original Post: 03/03/05

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