100 Words

50. Already There
I had been wandering, lost and alone, for too long, directionless in an obscure landscape. The road had forked and forked again. There had been companions, but we had lost track. I was tired, hungry, cold, and near the end.
“There’s a place where it is always light,” she whispered, appearing before me out of my despair, “with no place dark, but brightness everywhere.” I wanted to believe her, and hoped that my wanting would make it true.
“Can we go there, you and me,” I asked. She smiled.
“Oh, my love,” she sang, “we’re already there.”

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