Five Card Story: Floating

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a Five Card Flickr story by Mama Boo (@clhendricksbc) created Jun 27 2014, 04:41:56 am. Create a new one!

flickr photo credits: (1) Bookhenge (2) joanne2012Jan (3) wwnorm (4) mdvfunes (5) chickadeeacres

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As the wires hummed and shuddered with activity, M-- took a break from her work, thankful that the electricity was still on. It wasn't clear what was happening outside (What was up with that red sky? And why had the television and the radio suddenly gone silent?), but there was no way she was going to be able to continue with those forms tonight. Something didn't feel right.

M-- ventured outside, where all seemed strangely distorted. "Must be all that staring at small print and computer screens," she thought, as her eyes slowly adjusted and she was able to see a bit more clearly. Something about the warm, summer night and the soothing sounds of the insects kept her out for hours, just sitting in the old tire swing and wondering quietly about the sense of calm that had come over her (while trying not to ruin it by thinking about it too much).

Next thing she knew, the sun was rising and there they were--inexplicable, improbable, iridescent. As she watched them float she felt a gentle tug upwards, and the blue filled her eyes and her mind even as part of her rested securely on the ground, feeling the warmth of the grass.

M-- knew those forms would wait there forever. And, stretched between earth and sky, she no longer needed them.

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