Tuesday, November 01, 2016

FFfAW Challenge

Posted Tuesday November 1 


The day was dull, the sky a heavy blanket of grey. Damp mist drifted around the village. Here and there a yellow glow poured from a shop window only to melt away into the gloom.

Across a field walked a stranger. In the sky above him, the sun peeped through the clouds, leaving in his wake a canopy of blue. Slumbering flowers unfurled their gaudy petals as he passed; birds sang from the treetops and butterflies fluttered and frolicked in the warmth of the sunbeams.

He climbed a gate and wandered along the cobbled street; suddenly all around was bathed in sunlight. Passing villagers looked up and smiled; a fluffy kitten weaved between his feet. As he crossed the bridge the rippling water glistened;  silver fish leapt and dived. A majestic white swan glided through a bed of swaying reeds, as one by one lilies opened their golden flowers embracing their newfound warmth.

The village folk watched as he walked away, stopping only briefly to look over his shoulder and smile. Then he seemed to fade away. The stranger was no more.

Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Photo prompt courtesy of Joy Pixley







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18 comments:

  1. A bridge between two worlds perhaps? Nice peaceful scene, well written.

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  2. I love this! Seems he brings the sunshine and happiness! Love the images you create in this piece, Keith. Nice to have you back to the challenge. You have been missed!

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    1. Aww, missed you too PJ! We all need to be offered sunshine and happiness now and again to remind us the world is not such a bad place.

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  3. This was beautiful, he seemed like the sort of soul to spread light and beauty wherever he walked. Think of how many people were blessed to see him pass by that day!

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    1. I would like to say I was that person. But I wasn't! Thanks Josie

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  4. Descriptions are mindblowing, kudos to you!

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  5. Brilliant! I love the descriptions!

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  6. I love your tale, so positive! :)

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  7. Most interesting take on the image. For a moment I thought he was going to take out a flute and attract a horde of children...

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    1. The Pied Piper was his brother! Cheers Michael

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  8. We need more people like this roaming the earth. Great descriptive writing.
    Ellespeth

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