Sunday, May 21, 2017

Flyaway


It had been years since he left the familial nest. He had been rebellious and unappreciative of his parent’s way of life.

Older now, life had taught him hard lessons about humility and redemption. Time was of the essence, as he realized his parents were aging, too.

This self-proclaimed flyaway was headed back home, before it was too late.


Story and Image: McGuffy Ann Morris

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Writing Challenge,
five lines or less, inspired 
by the word prompt:
"flyaway"

15 comments:

  1. A lesson we all have to learn, at least to a degree.

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  2. Well done, made me think of the prodigal son.

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    1. Excellent. After I wrote this, I thought that. Thanks!

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  3. I agree with pilch92, it reminds me of the prodigal son.
    Life is all about relationships and sometimes it takes a lifetime to realized that.

    Hugs,
    Julia

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    1. Julia, I agree with you. Therein is the heart of the matter. Hugs.

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  4. I think this happens a lot. It made me think of something I've noticed, that all the people I went to school with who couldn't wait to get off the island when they were younger are all slowly creeping back to the island now.

    Cait @ Click's Clan

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    1. That is a good point. To an extent, this is a normal rite of passage. That is why we need to keep our roots, including our parents.

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  5. Life.....it happens to all of us.

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    1. Yes. But, what we do with our life affects others. We need to remember that.

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  6. Yes, it sure seems to work that way sometimes!

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  7. The story of life for many of us. Returning to the nest for many is humbling but well worth the difficult lesson. I am so glad I returned home and got to know my parents as people and came to appreciate them before they died. Thanks, Annie, for sharing with In Other Words.

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  8. Like the story of the Prodigal Son. And one we all learn, to some degree!

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