The Door to Nowhere - Billybuc's Writing Challenge
Many thanks to Bill Holland for issuing this writing challenge. It had to include the above title, a photo of the door and the following sentence.
Was It Really Only Yesterday?
It was the door to nowhere that used to be bustling with the activity of joyful loving schoolmates, and other colorful festive folks with their lively little children. Now, it is a cesspool surrounded by filth and empty whiskey bottles and ragged folks. What happened to the door and surroundings that used to go somewhere?
Tragedy on the Highway - Living on the Edge
Tragedies happened. A man who was one of the happy people, loved by all at school, was on his way to a rock climbing area, where he tried to make himself stronger by engaging in this sometimes dangerous sport. Running late to meet friends, he texted them on the highway at the same time someone tried to pass him. Losing control of the car, he suffered a serious accident. Attempts to revive him by paramedics failed. Everyone was in a state of shock, and all the happy people behind the door now found it a door to nowhere. No one understood what happened, that if you take chances with danger, you may end up in danger. Life is too short to do reckless things, but until the end of time, folks will continue to put their lives in danger with drugs, alcohol, addictions, and all other elements that make living on the edge a fun way to live.
Happy Ending to a Tragedy
Then another one of the happy folks from school had an invitation to go with a bunch of guys and girls to ride 4-wheelers, a temptation that no one could refuse. He did not want to wear a helmet, as they are very hot, so off he went on the vehicle. All of a sudden, an incline appeared out of nowhere, and bam, he lost control and fell, hitting his head. It almost became another tragedy, but he survived it, due to a miracle. And a miracle it was, or he would have saddened the people outside the door to nowhere. He turned it into a door to somewhere. The folks rejoiced, had a party in his honor when he recovered. You could hear the laughter for miles with all the good food and drink celebrating his return.
Conclusion - Living on the Edge
Some people who live on the edge may make it and take away the filth and whiskey bottles beyond that door. The door may open to rolling green meadows of happiness and joyful people. For a while, living on the edge is forgotten. However. making good choices and not existing on a precipice can lead to many open doors and windows that welcome visitors to a more secure pattern of life. A few pitfalls may appear along the way but not continuous filth. raggedy people and whiskey bottles. An observer might see one bottle and some dust but not the turmoil that lasts forever outside the door to nowhere.That door begins a winding winning path to a better place on earth for mankind.