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A long journey is interrupted by a disaster.

Stay calm and think of a way out.

By Rohan @ VocalPublished 2 months ago 3 min read

Aiden had been planning his backpacking trip through South America for months. He had saved up enough money to travel for a year, and he was determined to make the most of it. He had already visited Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, and he was now making his way to Peru.

Aiden was on a bus traveling through the Andes Mountains. The scenery was breathtaking, and he was looking forward to visiting Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world. However, the journey was about to take a turn for the worse.

The bus suddenly came to a screeching halt. Aiden looked out of the window to see what was going on, and he saw a landslide blocking the road ahead. The driver informed everyone that they would have to wait until the authorities cleared the road. Aiden was disappointed, but he knew that safety came first.

Hours went by, and there was still no news about when the road would be cleared. The passengers on the bus started to get restless, and some of them began to complain. Aiden tried to keep himself busy by reading his book and listening to music, but he couldn't shake the feeling of frustration.

As the hours turned into days, Aiden began to worry about his food and water supply. He had brought enough provisions for a few days, but he had not anticipated being stuck for so long. The other passengers shared their food and water with him, but it was not enough to last for an extended period.

Aiden tried to keep his spirits up by talking to the other passengers. He learned about their lives and their cultures, and he was fascinated by the diversity of people on the bus. He made new friends and shared stories with them, and he felt a sense of camaraderie with his fellow travelers.

But despite the new friendships he had formed, Aiden couldn't help but worry about his future. He had planned to visit several other countries after Peru, but with each passing day, it seemed more and more unlikely. He started to feel hopeless and helpless, and he didn't know what to do.

One day, Aiden woke up to the sound of helicopters overhead. He rushed outside to see what was happening, and he saw a rescue team arriving to help them. The landslide had been cleared, and they would soon be able to continue their journey. Aiden felt a sense of relief wash over him, and he couldn't wait to get back on the road.

The journey resumed, but it was not without its challenges. The road was muddy and treacherous, and the bus had to drive slowly to avoid slipping off the edge of the mountain. Aiden held on tight and prayed that they would make it to their destination safely.

Finally, they arrived in Cusco, the gateway to Machu Picchu. Aiden was overjoyed to have made it this far, but he knew that his journey was far from over. He still had to hike to the ancient ruins and climb to the top of the mountain.

The next morning, Aiden set off on the trail to Machu Picchu. He had read about the trail and knew that it would be a long and arduous journey. He hiked for several hours, and he was amazed by the beauty of the mountains and the lush vegetation.

But just as he was about to reach the summit, disaster struck again. Aiden slipped on a wet rock and fell, injuring his ankle. He tried to get up, but he couldn't put any weight on his foot. He was stranded on the mountain, with no one to help him.

Aiden knew that he had to stay calm and think of a way out. He used his backpack as a cushion for his ankle and elevated it on a nearby rock.


About the Creator

Rohan @ Vocal

My stories span a variety of genres, including science fiction, fantasy, and mystery. My work has been featured in numerous literary journals .

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