Climbing higher up the staircase,
she noticed that she wasn’t tiring.
This was odd.
But the compulsion to keep climbing grew stronger.
Until she heard a voice commanding her to go back.
As she looked back down the staircase,
she could see she had climbed high above the clouds.
She didn’t want to go back.
She wanted to continuing up the grand staircase.
But the voice came again,
this time more urgent.
Telling her it wasn’t her time.
She turned around, and began descending the staircase.
she felt confused.
It had felt so real.
Had she been dreaming?