The drabble challenge is a weekly challenge hosted by Aheila on her blog: http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com A reminder how it works: read the prompt and find your angle; write a drabble (100-word story, give or take 5 words); post a direct link to the drabble in your comments.
She wore her cloak of independence, subtle and discreet, a mantle of protection draped around a bony frame; rather than an ostentatious display that would be observed by her fellow students.
An independence of thought that she had not expected of herself, had not known existed, until the moment of truth.
A singular one-minded pursuit of taboo questions, asked and unanswered, that challenged everything she had been taught about the human condition.
it proved to be dangerous, almost unnavigable, fraught with more twists and turns than a winding mountainous road, the unseen precipice lurking at the outer edge of this perilous journey.