Albadawi picked at his food, not reacting to Baba’s saturnine work story. To his left, Jada entertained his baby sister with boring folklore.
Turning inwards, the youngster filtered out the family’s endless chatter, imagining himself soaring freely above the foaming clouds, mounted atop a massive flying fish.
This piece of flash fiction was written in response to:
- The Sunday Muse #247;
- Fandango’s One-Word Challenge: ‘boring’;
- Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: ‘filter’;
- Word of the Day Challenge: ‘foaming’;
- Your Daily Word Prompt: ‘react’;
- The Daily Spur: ‘folklore’;
- Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #299: ‘saturnine’
31 thoughts on “Above the foaming clouds”
“Boring Folklore” made me laugh aloud. For some reason, a thing being old and traditional is supposed to imbue it with weight and importance, but sometimes such things are still boring and a child is honest enough to go with that!
💖🙏🏻 Shay 🙏🏻💖 ~ thanks!
Bravo!!! Another nice one
💝🙏🏻 Gillena 🙏🏻💝
love this beautiful fairyland imagery escaping the minutiae David💞
💙🙏🏻 Cindy 🙏🏻💙 ~ thanks
Always David! ❣️
Another lovely piece, David. If you don’t mind, I ask you the favor of looking at the piece I’ve written today. It’s another poem on beauty, using the “nonet” form, this time. I only ask, because I admire your opinion. Thank you, brother, and thanks for sharing your poetry as well!
🖤🙏🏻 Paul 🙏🏻🖤 ~ you rocked the nonet!
You’re too kind, David. Always an inspiration to me!
Love the shift toward joy.
💕🙏🏻 Wyndolynne 🙏🏻💕
Well done, David. Another excellent melding of seven prompts. 🙂
💗🙏🏻 Bill 🙏🏻💗 ~ thanks!
I’ve been there….(K)
Your collages are a testament to that!
That dreamy feeling is awesome. An interesting piece here, David.
🤍🙏🏻 Lamittan 🙏🏻🤍 ~ thanks!
You’re welcome 🤗
I like the way you connected words in the challenge together.
❤️🙏🏻 Molly 🙏🏻❤️
Lovely words David and well constructed 🙂
🧡🙏🏻 Ange 🙏🏻🧡
Absolutely love this, David. The imagination is a fabulous playground.
💛🧸 Suzette 🧸💛
Fascinating, I love the name Jada no matter which way you pronunce it, as in Jay or Ja.
And the Bedoiuns dream running away from the laments of the day is a wonderful contrast you painted there to weave in the prompt, wiith the mythological creature, flying fish.
💚🙏🏻 Abi 🙏🏻💚 ~ thanks!
You are welcome 💙