By the logic of maybe
The door opened & the day began.
The girl sat in silence for perhaps a minute, perhaps an eternity, then finally stood.
Maybe you are & maybe you're not, the voice of the shadows finished, but if you don't leave you'll never know.
But I'm not ready, the girl cried.
It is time to see the world.
The girl thought, her mind so focused with her eyes open she saw nothing.
There is more, the ether-voice advised, you will find courage in the people you meet & the times you spend alone.
You are a dreamer, the voice continued, & there are dreams in everything. In the clouds & in the curtains, in the mountains & in the moments that influence your every choice.
I see only misfortune & chaos, the girl argued.
That may be, a voice from the ether consoled, but there are also many things of beauty & curiosity.
There are so many things that can go wrong, she said to the empty room, her voice returning once, quietly.
She couldn't take the first step because she was afraid.
She could dream but what she couldn't do was act.
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#NaPoWriMo day 28 #backwards story