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My response to this week’s 99 Word Flash Fiction challenge from Charli Mills. She offered the prompt: TRUE GRIT. I must say, anyone who dares to try, against the odds, displays, true grit!   Check her out each week and have some fun with the other folks at the Carrot Ranch

“You can do this! Keep breathing.”

The physical therapist was encouraging but firm. Of course, she could do it, in spite of the fact that her body would shake as though it wasn’t as certain.

Every day, she could stand was a victory over the weeks she’d spent in a hospital bed. Every day she could move her feet forward even an inch, she was one step closer to the door.

So, here was the walker. She steeled herself for standing and with one loud, YES, I CAN! she rose and gripped the walker with firm and determined hands.

true grit


Notice the progress

How far you’ve gotten today

Tomorrow, further

It’s been quite the road

And when it’s all said and done

Have faith, you’re still here

©2017 Annette Rochelle Aben