Five-Hundred Word Challenge 808: Careful Steps

Careful steps needed to be taken in order to ascertain how certain the ascent was, but of course careful steps can still lead to folly. You trey to account for what you can, but of course you cannot account for everything all the time… unless you can, in which case you have done so. However, in this instance the steps were careful and there was little danger regardless.

It was an old, rickety tower of which someone was trying to ascent. The steps were as inside as they were outside. Outside guarded by rails, of course. Inside guarded by rails, but less firm and insurmountable rails as there was less to worry about inside than outside. Both, of course had the same major issue: old steps that were likely to break and fall, and if one was not carefully it would just be as easy to fall with the steps. Sometimes the fall was not that far and thus it would be say to return to where the fall occurred and keep on going. However, in some instances the fall was much farther than one would hope and of course it made it more difficult to return.

Anyway, the ascent went and it was a careful pone. Testing each step when it seemed necessary and testing each step when it was deemed necessary. It was the best way to make sure.

On the outside the winds could get violent, but the rails helped prevent their making an impact upon any whom would make the journey up. Inside the winds were less violent, of course, but just as audible and just as nerve-wracking. Once at a high enough point, there was little that could be done. Sure, there was the ability to turn around but either way there still was going to be a need to deal with the sounds implying that the wind was tearing at the tower, though making no progress. The implication was enough; the tower was designed highly resistant to wind for it was one that needed to be and instead it was a combination of things that had worn out parts of it rather than just one element, and that wearing had taken far longer than most would have expected. However, the implication was often more than enough to create a sense of hesitation that was difficult to shake.

This one person, however, like many before them and plenty after, was not beholden to their fears and concerns as much as perhaps they would have preferred. They were certainly there and certainly a strong element, but it was something that the person had learned to use to help guide them and push them forward. Their success was going to be down to their consideration and their careful nature. They chose not to charge in and risk it all and instead preferred to make sure that the steps they were taking were the ones that would increase the chances of their prospective success becoming something fully realised.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 06:41:12

Fast. Not as fast as most recent stuff, but fast.
Also rather meandering. Not sure what I was aiming for.

Written at home.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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