images-22 As age and comfort bestow their wares upon her, she decides that a deviation is necessary. Her course so far has been marked by her history and her future, the combination of which had brought her to this point. It would be too easy for her to forge ahead unchallenged; to follow the straight line as expected, but it is time for her to turn off. Only then will she follow her true path. Original flash fiction by V. Wylie (copyright)