A flash of fiction…

for Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Stroke.



We’d watch as she moved slowly from place to place seemingly unaware of the world around her, her pallid presence blending into the surroundings.

She disappeared for a while, to where I know not but when she returned she’d changed, and not by a little. 

The change was dramatic.

She’d shed her cloak of grey, and instead of skulking in the shadows, she basked in the warmth of the sun outshining everything around her.

Then with a stroke of her multicoloured wings, she rose into the sky and danced among the sunbeams. 

The change was complete.





Thanks to Denise at GirlieOnTheEdge for hosting

38 thoughts on “A flash of fiction…

  1. Natasha Jun 16, 2022 / 07:42

    Gosh! This is soooo endearing.

    Blessed be the winged wonder and you my friend.

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  2. ladysighs Jun 16, 2022 / 11:34

    We miss so many things and then wonder where/when it all happened.
    Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof immediately came to mind as I reread your story.

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  3. clark Jun 16, 2022 / 13:54

    Rhythmically engaging and narratively visual.

    Fun Six

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  4. Chris Hall Jun 16, 2022 / 13:59

    Lovely, Keith! I especially liked this phrase: “…she rose into the sky and danced among the sunbeams.”

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  5. ceayr Jun 16, 2022 / 14:26

    Not many things are cooler than a butterfly, me old flapper!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. UP Jun 16, 2022 / 16:39

    excellent take on the cue and the graphics are perfect.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Liz H Jun 17, 2022 / 04:17

    Beautiful poignancy. I read stroke victim moving toward her ultimate release and blessed freedom.

    Liked by 1 person

      • Liz H Jun 17, 2022 / 15:42

        Thanks for the kindling & paper. There’s a nice beach bonfire going now…

        Liked by 1 person

  8. GirlieOnTheEdge Jun 20, 2022 / 18:16

    You are a consummate storyteller, Keith. I enjoyed this very much!
    As I’ve mentioned in the past, I love your audio readings of your Sixes. I’m imagining back in your pub days, you telling stories while a crowd slowly gathers with much deserved clapping at the end of each story!


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