The Rutted Road

The Rutted Road

It’s been two years since I wrote about the bad decision that led to life-threatening events that turned into one of the most exciting adventures of my lifetime.  If you haven’t already read about my life in Ethiopia in the 1 1/2 years that led up to the revolution that deposed Haile Selassie, go HERE. After spending an hour finding links to the different segments of that story and getting ready to post this, I see that I posted a link to this story in July of 2015, so if you’ve already read it, you may choose not to read it again.  I’ll post another response to this prompt later today.  if you haven’t read it and have some time, then go to the link above. (In fact, I meant to post this twelve hours ago but just found it in drafts.)

The Prompt: The Road Less Traveled––Pinpoint a moment in your past where you had to make a big decision. Write about that other alternate life that could have unfolded.

3 thoughts on “The Rutted Road

    1. lifelessons Post author

      When I read it now, Marilyn, I wonder if I would believe it if someone else had written it. It’s like I’m viewing someone else’s life. What was I thinking? The truth is, I was thinking fast and furious in an almost detached manner. I’ve heard from other people that they dissociated during a time of extreme stress, but in this case it helped win me my life. I wonder now what happened to him..if he was let out of jail after the revolution. I never knew his real name, just one of his aliases and the name I gave him in my piece was not the real alias. Now isn’t that an oxymoron? “Real Alias.”



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