Students and staff wrote seven word stories to wrap up their trek this past week.
(For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, it comes from a literary legend about Ernest Hemingway being challenged to write a story in under ten words. Whether or not it’s true, the challenge is a good one for any writer!)
- Apu humbles. Each heartbeat a blessing.
- Paolmani pass prayers, spirited away by wind.
- Climbing Campa, well worth sunburned lips.
- 17 goals down, but everyone’s a winner. [This was in soccer.]
- Lo siento Raul, we need to de-layer.
- Wet. Wet. Hail. Wet. Sun. Hot. Hail.
- Uphill is bad, but downhill is worse.
- Snuggling with Emma when she dislikes it.
- “Tailor!” – “Ronnie!” – “TAILOR!” – “TODOS!” – Spanish mumble….”que?”
- Ausangate pilgrimage, walking prayer, step by step.
- Better watch out for the Andean goose.
- Surprise me! Soup again? That was unexpected!
- Morning tea time requires kicking tents.
- Sleep in, snowman, snowball fight, fun times!
- Please stop snowing, my stuff’s wet enough.
- Tons of dicey weather, but fun trek.
- Backpacking chefs making a wonderful birthday cake.
- Divided we fail, but together we climb.
- Spanish is important. Hand signals more so.
- Speaking so fast. Can’t understand one word.
- Puss-filled blisters between my nostrils. That’s right!
- Marmelada shortage makes for unfavorable acoustic environment.
- Carefree morning building snow rabbits and watching.
- MILESTONE! Got my first joke in Spanish.