July 8: Flash Fiction Challenge

July 8, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features feathers. It can be a single feather or more. Where did the feather come from? Does it hold meaning to the character or story? Go where the prompt leads!

Feathers.

Tom reached out and caught the feather. He smiled, angel feather he thought. 

The angel above him was weeping, their feathers were falling soon so would the angel. 

Tom held the feather, “jump” he said looking up, “I will catch you.” The angel  knew they could trusted him, Tom had faith enough for both of them.

Another feather fell into his hand, the angel’s tears dried and they smiled. Taking the leap of faith the angel fell into Tom’s arms. Falling the angel became whole. Love shone from Tom’s eyes. The angel naked but safe knew he was home.

99 words no more no less.

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Jul 09, 2021 @ 19:57:50

    Beautifully done, Sis πŸ’œ

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  2. Dale
    Jul 09, 2021 @ 23:00:42

    That was lovely, Willow.

    Reply

  3. KL Caley
    Jul 10, 2021 @ 06:00:08

    Very nice. KL ❀️

    Reply

  4. πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί Bee H.
    Jul 10, 2021 @ 17:07:51

    That is so beautiful. Thanks 😍

    Reply

  5. Liz H
    Jul 12, 2021 @ 04:49:05

    Lovely thought of how a human might rescue and angel! ❀

    Reply

  6. Charli Mills
    Jul 13, 2021 @ 06:07:22

    Love the reversal in who becomes the guardian.

    Reply

  7. Rebecca Glaessner Author
    Jul 13, 2021 @ 10:19:48

    Seconded, I never imagined a human rescuing an angel. What beautiful imagery you created here, Willow! Thank you for sharing.

    Reply

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