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Top of the world!

mindlovemiserysmenagerie Wordle #206

Ineffable
Vale- the world, or mortal or earthly life
Summit
Boots
Ankle
Wet
Grey
Pain
Reflect
Walk
Pine Needles
Extend

Her extended hours of training, hardly left Anita with any free time. But she didn’t mind that. An adventure junkie, living life on the edge, gave her an adrenaline. This time, she wanted to indulge in a passionate affair was with the muscular yet mesmerizing mountains. She was more than willing to give it her all, to be standing on top of his gigantic heights. It would be another item ticked from her bucket list of adventure series.

Finally after rigorous training for more than a year, the day of reckoning arrived. Away from the vale, at the base camp, Anita and her Sherpa were going through the final check list.  Walking out of their tent, she inhaled a whiff of the cold air.  Her eyes scanned the sky kissing rugged peaks. A tingle of sensations ran through her. The light grey skies didn’t seem threatening, as they started their ascent.

Half way up the ascent, the air became thinner and its iciness started to pierce the layers of her thermal clothing. Her boots were having a challenging time to get a good hold on the fresh snowfall which was ankle deep.

The outer layer of her suit was a little wet owing to the dampness in the wind.  Sleets of ice, sharp like pine needles pierced her body. She tried to numb the pain, shifting her focus only on reaching the summit. Her breathing was now in short gasps. Undaunted she continued.

Finally, after a grueling 25 hour climb, she reached the peak.  The breath-taking view of the serrated jagged peaks shrouded in a mystic cloak took her breath away.  Though dressed in monochrome, yet their allure was hard to resist.  The frosty blast of wind serenaded a cold symphony. From the dizzying heights, the world below appeared to be buried under duvet of white clouds.

Her soul brimmed with an ineffable euphoria, as she reflected on her journey to the top of the world.  Mixed emotions permeated her senses as she screamed in jubilation, “I did it! “.  With a prayer of gratitude, she marveled at the creator and the beauty of his magnificent creation.

42 comments on “Top of the world!

  1. fahimay
    September 14, 2020

    Fantabulous writeup! You create a symphony with your words. Keep the great work going 👍

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Thegirlwithapuzzledmind
    September 14, 2020

    Mountains are always my first love. Loved this whole story.
    Very well written post.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Dulcy Singh
    September 14, 2020

    Fabulous 👍🏻👍🏻💖

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Indira
    September 14, 2020

    Fascinating… I can connect with the feeling od Anita!!

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Cozy Quiet Corner
    September 14, 2020

    So beautifully described 😊🌸

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Olivia Ava
    September 14, 2020

    So well written🤗🤗

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Deb
    September 14, 2020

    The description of the raw nature is so crisp and precise, almost made me hear the screaming icy gales and the crunch of fresh ice beneath the heavy boots. Persistence and perseverance wins through all challenges, and take you to the summit! Great prose this Radhika 👌

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      September 15, 2020

      Thanks Deb for your lovely words. Happy to hear that my words brought alive the imagery. Means a lot to me 🙏

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Roshni
    September 14, 2020

    An amazing write-up 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Era
    September 14, 2020

    Very well written, Mam 💙

    Like

  10. boundlessblessingsblog
    September 14, 2020

    Superb story where you have included all the words so beautifully, Radhika. The ending was awesome when she said a Thank You to God. Great post.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. inspirechief
    September 14, 2020

    Radhika, your story is fascinating. Your words have a pleasant flow to them. You are very talented. Thank you for sharing and following my blog. Take care.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Anisha
    September 15, 2020

    It feels as if I’m witnessing the world buried under clouds from the top. The description and expression of Anita’s tenacity are mind-blowing!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. gulfcoastpoet@gmail.com
    September 15, 2020

    Radhika, I enjoyed reading your story about climbing a mountain. I have done some mountain hikes, though not mountain climbing. I found it interesting how your heroine felt when she reached the summit. It sounded realistic to me! ❤ Take care, Cheryl

    Liked by 1 person

  14. michnavs
    September 15, 2020

    wow.. a thoughtful tale out of all those words prompt… so brilliant of you

    Liked by 1 person

  15. mindlovemisery
    September 15, 2020

    Your words paint such a vivid image! Powerfully done =)

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Pallavi
    September 15, 2020

    What a great writing!

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Rishika Kakar
    September 15, 2020

    A beautiful story! I am not a fan of heights or hiking but I love the way you described this. Always a joy to read your work ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Chetna
    September 15, 2020

    It is written beautifully, Radhikaa!Such a great take on the prompt, really.✨

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram
    September 15, 2020

    I read the whole story with a feel what next. Is it a suspense, or thriller or a poetic soothing expirence. It has everything 💖💖💖

    Liked by 1 person

  20. kittysverses
    September 18, 2020

    Beautiful descriptions. 🙂

    Like

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