Saturday, July 6, 2013

"Flight"



Lucy sat in her chair, watching the birds build their nest. From her window, it was exciting to the see the babies hatch and grow. She witnessed their tentative flights grow stronger, eventually abandoning the nest.

At the end of each day, Lucy took off her heavy leg braces and climbed into bed. It was there that her own dreams could take flight.

Story & Photo by: McGuffy Ann Morris

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Word Prompt: Flight

38 comments:

  1. Beautifully done, Annie! Yes, the realities of our lives tie us down, be it legs with braces or something else, but in our dreams we do indeed fly free, and how wonderful it feels! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Josie. If I had a super power, it would be to fly.

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    2. I would love to have that super power too, I have had dreams where I could fly, I still remember how it felt... amazing!

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  2. Great introduction. We are all weighed down by something that is not always as visible as leg braces but we all want to be free of something or other.

    Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  3. Thank you for the visit.
    Being one who has difficulty walking (stroke), I also "live it up" in my dreams.
    Your words struck home.
    Scott

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    1. I am glad this spoke to you. I have RA, and many artificial joints. Wouldn't flying be wonderful? I guess we do in our dreams, and writing.

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  4. Very nicely done. Yes, in your dreams you can do anything.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  5. It reminds me of my flying dreams, they are my favorite as I soar over the hilltops and rivers totally free and wild.

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  6. Great twist, tons of emotion packed in so few words.

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    1. Thanks, Donna. I appreciate your words.

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  7. Very nicely done. It reminds me of one of my old poems (actually published) about a little girl with red galoshes in an institution. It just has the same feel to it. Janet

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    1. Thank you. I would like to read that poem. I have many poems written in that vein. I always try to be a voice, for someone.

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    1. Thanks, Maggie Grace. I always appreciate your comments.

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  9. This is such a beautiful, heartwarming piece, capturing plenty of emotion in those few words. Loved it. xx

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    1. Thanks, Lizzie. It is always good to hear from you.

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  10. So very beautiful and touching. Nice one Ann..x

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments. I appreciate them.

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  11. What a nice twist you slipped in there. I think we take so much in our lives for granted, even simply walking. Thank you for the direct hit to the heart.

    Barbara @ www.allmylivesnow.com

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    1. Thanks, Barbara. I am glad this struck a chord with you!

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  12. Hello McGuffy Ann!

    I am returning your visit to my site and your kind words!

    You encourage me to keep trying. Even Elf, the little imp that lives in my mind since I remember is happy to thank your comment.

    Your beautiful way to answer this challenge, enclosing a dream in a hard reality is giving pathos a new meaning.

    I loved your Five Sentences Fiction, so full of human traits!

    Thank you.

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    1. Thank you! What a beautiful, thoughtful comment.

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  13. A powerful piece. A lovely connections between new found freedom of the birds and the freedom to dream even when constrained by reminders as heavy as leg braces.

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    1. Thank you. I really appreciate your thoughts, Andy.

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  14. I look forward to your 5 Word Fiction every week, thinking each time that it can't get any better, and yet, it does. You are awesome (I would say "you rock!", but someone has said that already :)

    Andrea

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    1. Thanks, Andrea. I appreciate the kind words, though I know I have much to learn!

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  15. Excellent piece, and so succinct!

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    1. Thank you. I really appreciate your thoughts here.

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  16. How lovely and poignant. Such a good juxtaposition of flight and being "grounded." Excellent, McGuffy.

    http://injaynesworld.blogspot.com/2013/07/injaynesworld-its-nature-of-flight.html

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  17. Beautiful. Like that Lucy has the strength of character to live through the birds and not resent them.

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