Soaring out into the sky

Her father was a world-renowned yodeler from Switzerland; and her mother played electric guitar in a heavy metal band; but the child was born mute and would cringe at even the slightest noise. Considered a freak and largely ignored, she kept to her bedroom, magically bringing shadow-birds to life and sending them soaring out into the sky.

Power of Imagination by Joiedevivre89

This piece of flash fiction was written in response to:

  1. The Sunday Muse #206;
  2. Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #254

49 thoughts on “Soaring out into the sky”

  1. She was safer in her room than out. Am thankful for her shadow birds flying free. A whole heartbreaking story in a few lines. So good.

  2. Heavens to Wilf Carter! ๐Ÿ˜‰ This is both delightfully absurd and also unexpectedly poignant. I was laughing out loud about the marriage of opposites and then sighed at the ending, when she found her own means of expression. Just a crazy, very enjoyable piece of flash fiction.

    Btw, thanks for your very thoughtful comment on mine. I appreciated it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. This is brilliant David! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ So hooked I was, I thought it was real! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ Very intriguing!

  4. Thereโ€™s something magical about this one, David. Its brevity leaves so much to the imagination. It would make an ideal first paragraph for a longer story. I want to know what happens to this girl and her shadow-birds! ๐Ÿ˜€ Really good stuff! ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. Hi David, someone left Easter eggs and Matzos outside our frond door. Under the strict supervision of the chief Rabbinate of Jerusalem. From 15 Hayez’rah Jerusalem. Very curious.

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