Whimsical words…

For Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

 

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Laying on the grass, I watched as the clouds played hide-and-seek with the sun. A girl’s voice sang in the distance. A pretty voice.

 

There’s another world

Above the clouds

…she sang.

A world where nothing hides the sun

A world where time has not begun.

 

I put my penny whistle to my lips and started playing a merry tune.

 

An unspoilt world

Untouched by man

…she sang.

A world which knows not needless strife

Untainted by the needs of life.

 

A colourful ball came to rest beside me. A child ran to retrieve it. ‘Sorry mister’ he giggled. I smiled

 

Above the clouds

There’s perfect peace

…she sang.

It’s miles above our troubled land

Unspoilt by greed and human hand.

 

Two squawking gulls fought over a scrap of bread. I flapped my hand then they flew away.

 

There’s another world

Above the clouds

…she sang

An unspoilt world untouched by man

A world where nothing hides the sun.

 

Suddenly it became darker. I opened my eyes and above me saw a grey cloud. I waited for the pretty voice to continue, but it didn’t  She’d gone. I put my penny whistle to my lips and played a sorrowful tune.

 

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photo-20190107153120066 (1)FFfAW is hosted by Priceless Joy. Our picture prompt is from Jodi McKinney

 

10 thoughts on “Whimsical words…

  1. Lynn Love January 8, 2019 / 12:17

    An enigmatic story, Keith. Left me wondering who was singing, whether she wasn’t trying to tell the narrator something. Lovely spell you wove there

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Abhijit Ray January 9, 2019 / 03:15

    Nice poem. We all want to reach that world where there is no strife and sun shines always.

    Liked by 1 person

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