Tarot Tales 2: Rebirth (The Sun)

#55 of the 100 Story Challenge


In a group of trees looking up toward a blue sky with clouds
Photo by MJ Santos

I’d thought that the journey through the cavern tunnel would be long and difficult. But it was only a moment before I emerged blinking in the sunlight. Now I was in a forest of eucalyptus trees with hardly any undergrowth. The trees had dark, wet stripes on their trunks and the humid air was thick with their scent.

There was no obvious trail to follow. The trees cast shadows toward me but I didn’t know if it was morning or afternoon. I listened carefully for people or cars but there was only a single bird in the distance. I didn’t know which way to go. I couldn’t remember ever feeling so lost and uncertain. Perhaps if I could remember my birth, it would’ve been like this. Here I was, starting over in a new world.



MJ Santos

Trying to improve or at least distract the world one story at a time. 🏳️‍🌈Autistic immigrant in 🇵🇹