Wednesday, June 15, 2011

GOING.../ Short Story Slam 3

                                      Photo/ Melissa R. Bickel/ Short Story Slam #3


GOING...

They think I won't leave.  That the weather will keep me from leaving.  That I have fear.  That they will prevail.

I'm standing at the window, and not a drop of rain has fallen yet.  The sky has the message.  I will encompass you.  The heavens always have a message.  Sometimes to comfort.  Today, no ray of hope.

A bolt from the mouth of creation says, I will put on a show of force that you haven't yet dreamed of.  Well, I come from a place where a lack of sunlight enters with the day, and dusk is just the time to stoke the coals.

I'll have some soup before I leave, the pot sitting daily at the back of the stove.  I'll add something that was hanging in the cold-room, after I take a bowl, so that they will not suspect a departure.

I'm going.  Not with shoes.  Not with skins for warmth.  When I cut the cord I will go into the world like a babe.  Let them just try to follow.  Let them just try to stop me.


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16 comments:

Bluebell Books said...

way too cool.
love your take.
smiles.

Jeane said...

wow, Lyn! so much power in this - so well done xo

Lyn said...

Hi Bluebell...
Thanks to you for the slam...loved it!

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
This was an interesting one for me to do..thanks so much!

Bryce Daniels said...

"Let them just try to stop me."

Loved this piece. Great voice!

Very nice job, indeed.

Like your blog, as well!

Lyn said...

Hi Bryce-
Welcome, and thanks! Please read "Stand-in", Short Story Slam #2. May 31. Uncle Brice? hmmm...it was meant to be!

Margie said...

Loved these lines ...
The heavens always have a message. Sometimes no comfort. Today, no ray of hope.

Very well done, Lyn.

Margie :)

Lyn said...

Hi Margie-
Thanks..the thing is to break away, I guess!

Vicki Lane said...

Love that 'bolt from the mouth of creation.'

Reflections said...

Oooh, like the power, the determination in this one.

Lyn said...

Hi Vicki-
Thank you..that came to me like a bolt!! You never know!!

Lyn said...

Hi Reflections-
So pleased you liked this...thanks!

Jingle said...

what a excellent catch...
have a lovely weekend.
ThaNKS FOR LINKING.

mindlovemisery said...

Fantastic I love the presence of this one and the ending. Great job!

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Thanks for your kind words!

Lyn said...

Hi mindlovemisery-
Thank you..so glad you enjoyed this!

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