Could you survive impossible odds in a hostile climate?
Can a body endure crippling starvation, thirst, cold? How long will your muscles support you? How far will your strength of mind see you through? Have you the grit to want to carry on when your body is screaming for blessed release? And for how long can you continue to endure before life slips away from you and death offers longed for tranquillity?
When it’s all too far gone, could someone special in that life inspire sufficiently to persuade one last heroic effort? And would that effort prove sufficient, or would the body finally succumb to the inevitable?
This story is one of ten tales contained in Beads of Blood. Buy it now from Amazon.