Targets Targets!

“Get up,” he called out, insistently, incessantly.

I shook my head and tried to get on to my feet, but tumbled down, again.

It was just too cold, and my body needed rest, desperately.

But he just wouldn’t give up.

“Get up,” he cried out again, “they’re counting on us.”

And that, more than his pushing, is what led me to dig deep into my sisu, my inner strength, and with a huge heave and a loud wheeze, I finally got up.

Harsh winters or not, Christmas Eve was no time for one of Santa’s chief reindeer to sleep!

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99 words.

Written in response to Charli Mills’ Carrot Ranch May 2 Flash Fiction Challenge.

May 2, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about sisu. It’s a Finnish concept of enduring strength, the ability to consistently overcome. Think long-term. Go where the prompt leads!

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About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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3 Responses to Targets Targets!

  1. Charli Mills says:

    Ha, ha! Even reindeer have to dig deep to overcome. Not what I expected, but you are good at that.

  2. Pingback: Sisu « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  3. Norah says:

    Too funny! I like it!

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