As Aatami grew increasingly distant, Tuulikki became despondent at her self-chosen earthly fate.
Whenever her human mate left on business, she’d rescue two dazzling cloth wings from the laundry and stand, arms apart, against the wind at the shore. The lazy gulls would mock her mercilessly, but Tuulikki’s contempt for herself was greater.
This piece of flash fiction was written in response to:
- The Sunday Muse #223;
- Fandango’s One-Word Challenge: ‘lazy’;
- Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: ‘laundry’;
- Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #272