Friday, September 30, 2011

"Forbidden" #FridayFlash, #FridayFictioneers, #100words



Every Thursday, I look forward to seeing what photo Madison Woods will post on her blog as our prompt for Flash Fiction Friday. And every Friday, I look forward to reading the variety of stories the Friday Fictioneers have created. Visit Madison's blog and have a peek!

Here's my story for the week, based on Madison's photo above:

Forbidden

He departed in the Spring, leaving only a feather behind.

“Pick it up and think of me,” he said. “I will return to take you to my world.”

But how can I leave my world for his? And he surely cannot stay on this earth with me. Still, I do not doubt our love as I come to this creek each morning; stare at his feather; long to pick it up; imagine his wings enfolding me.

In the summer, the creek, like my tears, will  dry, and the wind will carry away what is left of him. My dark angel.

13 comments:

  1. Very nice. Leaves a lot to the imagination. I like that.

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  2. Jan, you are a great writer. This is sweet, bittersweet, and lovely.

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  3. @Russell - thank you. That's one thing I like about flash fiction - it leaves a lot to the imagination. :)

    @K.D. McCrite - that means a lot, coming from such a wonderful writer as you. Thanks!

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  4. Wow Jan. I love this story! The ending totally grabbed me! The writing is so amazing - hard to believe it was only 100 words! Well done...

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  5. Nicely done! I'm yearning right there with your MC! :)

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  6. Favorite line: "In the summer, the creek, like my tears, will dry". Great!

    http://kbnelson.wordpress.com

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  7. Nice! I really like the angel part.

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  8. My thoughts are long the same lines as KD's: bittersweet loveliness. :)

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  9. Hi Jan, I'm going to try to leave a comment again ;) My feet are crossed under the table for good luck.

    I loved your story about the dark angel - it's a take on the feather I didn't even consider. Thanks for being a great FridayFictioneer founding member :)

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  10. Thanks for trying again, Madison! I made a couple of changes, and I was hoping that worked. I look forward to Fridays, thanks to your Flash Fiction Friday. Have a good weekend!

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  11. That is beautiful, Jan. Your ability to see a great story unfold from a photo and translate your vision into prose is pure genius. Thank you for sharing your insight with us.

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  12. @Jack LaBloom, thank you! I've enjoyed making stories from a picture for as long as I can remember. You need to join our Friday Fictioneers!

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