Quinn The Explorer

Quinn was born to explore and conquer. She just didn’t realize it until she turned 50! With this thought in mind, she set off along a portion of the Appalachian Trail on the first of many valiant journeys. She didn’t have a desire to hike the entire trail. Her goal was to go out on several solo adventures in different sections, not to hike the nearly 2,200 miles at once.

The spring scenery was nothing short of beautiful, with rolling hills in the distance and lush trees surrounding her. The sun shone down, creating a seismic shift in her mood as she felt a sense of freedom and accomplishment. Despite the rare insipid moments, she found joy in the simple things, like the birds singing and the breeze rustling the leaves.

At the end of the day, she felt rejuvenated and couldn’t wait to see what tomorrow held.

I wrote this for the Five Word Weekly Challenge (2308). The task is to craft prose or poetry using any or all of the word prompts. This week’s prompts are: born, valiant, beautiful, seismic, and insipid. You can find out more and read the rules by clicking on the link above.

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  1. I love taking short hikes and as I read your story I found myself thinking of some of my own solo hikes. Amazing how I could feel myself decompressing just thinking about. A great addition to 5WW. Thanks for participating. 🙂

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