The Choice

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Choose your adventure

He paused, hand on the door handle. Did he really want to find out what lay beyond?

It was the fate of humanity. Opening the door would find it out. Everything had been prepared as best as his team could. Many sleepless nights, many meetings, many arguments.

Many friendships lost.

Much blood shed.

Would it all be worth it?

Now it came down to it he felt like delaying the moment of truth. Whatever lay ahead would not be real until he made it so by opening that door.

How long could he delay it?

He knew the answer to that. He could not delay it any further. The decision was not his any longer. The fate of humanity was not his any longer, just as it was no longer any man, woman or child’s. 

The decision belonged to those beyond the door.

With a deep breath, he turned the handle to find out what they would decree.

So, as the prompt suggests, what’s next? Feel free to continue the story below.

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By Scott Bailey © 2017

Fortune favours the bold
Risk equals success
People stop seeing risk
And hand over their cash
Their time
Their labour
Their lives
The minority shine
The majority are mesmerised
While they fall

Scott’s Daily Prompt 06/02/2022

Today’s prompt is.

Choose your adventure

Write a story or post with an open ending, and let your readers invent the conclusion