Sun(RISE) “Do not go quietly into the night, rage against the dying of the light.” “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He has #Risen.”
Florida sunsets feel like Narnia for the briefest of moments.
The adventures of @drewcoffman @kristine_dz @johntcollins3 @hilaryruthevans @pjography
Overcoming freezing water, jagged rocks and mountain tops the intrepid explorer finally reaches the floating lantern. But this lantern is one of many, and there are many others also searching for their lanterns. This is the end of one journey, and the beginning of another.
Unconscious, Jesse drifts into the pristine depths. His lungs scream for air, as his bodies begins to go numb from the cold.
Tired and hungry, Jesse spears fish near the top of the icy falls. The current sweeps him off his feet, and he is carried down the steep slope.
Helpless, he watches the lantern drift away. The winds rage and tear at the last remains of his endurance. Dusk envelopes all.
After spending the day climbing, he finally reaches the summit. He looks desperately for the lantern, and is dismayed to find it floating below him, towards another mountain range.
The climb is arduous, and addled with death defying feats.
The misty mountain looms on the horizon. Our hero braves the weather and begins to ascend the pale precipice.
Through sleet and snow, he follows the compass with determination.
The intrepid explorer sets off on his adventure to find the elusive lantern.
Jesse breaks through slumber’s icy grip. A lone compass rests outside the fire. The arrow spins across the horizon heedless of true north. He looks up to see a floating lantern; it’s movement corresponding to the dial on the compass. An ominous chill crawls up his spine and makes a home in the corner of his mind. He can’t shake the feeling that this isn’t a coincidence.
If you like near death experiences involving rugged mountain men, then this short story is for you. Over the next week, I’ll be uploading screenshots from a short film that I’m directing. This particular segment in the story is about a young man who finds a compass that leads him through the wilderness to find an elusive lantern. The story is a metaphor for “finding your calling” in life, and will be released in March.