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Today I’m going to join in with the Prose for Thought link over at Verily Victoria Vocalises. I’ve been considering doing it for a while and I thought now would be a good time. So here’s some creative writing for you…


She screams. The sound bounces off the walls and rings in my ears. I can barely see her inside that dark confined space. She rushes to the bars, reaches her arms through and I notice the scrapes. Trying to grasp at me and pull me closer she pushes herself into the bars and stretches but only swipes at thin air. Tears begin to blur my vision and I turn my head away.

“Look at me” she spits.

I know she wants to be free. I know if I don’t let her out soon she’ll disappear and I’ll never see her again. The tears trickle onto my cheek and I look at her. She is standing in the centre of her cell, her bright white wings spread out. A light at her stomach begins to glow and slowly spreads throughout her body. I watch - completely captivated. The light pulses and I hear a low hum coming from somewhere close. She wraps her wings around herself and curls up into a ball on the floor. The light’s pulses get faster and my heart thumps.

A boom and a flash of light, I have to shield my eyes. The light dies away and I look at her again. The cell is gone. She is hovering two feet in the air surrounded by nothing but blue skies and she is smirking. She drifts closer and gently comes to the ground beside me. 

Leaning in she whispers, “Nothing can hold me for long.”

She laughs and jumps high in the air, doing back flips while flapping her huge wings.

“Now get back to work!” She yelled.


Love poetry or creative writing? Why not take the plunge and get involved with #Prose4T.

I’d love to know what you think of my attempt.




20 comments:

  1. Very clever - I assumed it was something else then you surprised me. And I love flash fiction :)

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    1. Thank you. It's my very first attempt. I've had it in my mind for a while but decided it was time to let it out. :)

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  2. Ha ha - love the ending..so true!

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    1. It is isn't it? Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Really appreciate it. x

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  3. Great ending - love short stories and this is fab x

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    1. Thank you very much. Being my first attempt I was quite nervous about posting it I'm glad people like it. :)

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  4. A great piece of flash fiction - your muse is obviously powerful! Glad you joined in with #prose4T

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    1. Thank you. She most certainly is and even when I try to keep her at bay she finds a way of tapping on my shoulder or whispering in my ear! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. xx

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  5. Intriguing - certainly leaves me wanting to read more.

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    1. Glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. xx

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  6. Well, I wasn't expecting that but I loved it. I was totally intrigued. #prose4t

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting, I really appreciate it. :)

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  7. Brilliant!! Very clever!!
    #PoCoLo

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    1. Thanks Kim for reading and commenting. xx

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  8. Love it ;) especially the ending lol x #PoCoLo

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    1. Ah Thanks. I definitely feel better having written it, it seems to be going down well :)

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  9. I didn't expect that at all! This is fantastic and I am SO pleased that you have decided to link to Prose for Thought and PoCoLo. With writing like that, I hope to see much more of you :) xx

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    1. Thank you Victoria. I'm hoping that I can come up with something every week. Thank you for sharing and commenting too, really appreciate it. x

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