4 Feb 2018 – Zero Day

Scott Summers365 Stories, 50 Word Stories, General Fiction


Photo by Austin Schmid on Unsplash

If you ask any distance hiker, they’ll tell you that when it comes to hiking trails, the journey is far more important than the destination. 

Most days.

Some days are for sitting.  For enjoying the sunshine.  For making friends as the sun sinks beneath the trees and shadows grow long around the campfire.

They’re called zero days.

Clara didn’t have a word for any of that until she hit the trails for the first time.  When she found out those days had a name, she knew it was one experience she wouldn’t regret.

And she was right — many times over.