I stand here, a bird.

I haven’t written anything in weeks!  And to kick off, perhaps its a slightly weird one – and apologies if it doesn’t make much sense.  The point of writing is to be free, not to wonder whether I have crossed my i’s and dotted my t’s 😀 or the reverse.  


I stand here; a bird, knee deep in the shallows.

My reflection ripples beneath me as I look out to the boats that hide the horizon.

Before I can grasp what I see; I have become my own reflection – shining on the water, cold blue and floating on the breeze.

I look up at my once-was body, and admire its beauty.

My reflection reflects more than me;  The sky and the leaves on a tree at the water’s edge.

In that moment, I am the tree.  The tree, higher than the boats moored at the pier,  looking out to sea.

The wet leaves reflect the sun’s light – and in that moment I am the sun.

I see everything; even that which is on the other side – the planets the stars and other moons.

I realize as a bird I was small, but as the sun I am even smaller.


150 words

FFfAW Challenge-Week of January 2, 2018


148th Challenge

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 01-02 through 01-08-2018


3 thoughts on “I stand here, a bird.

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    1. It’s meant to be a scale perception thing,
      The size of the sun is obviously massive, but it’s scale in the context of the universe is tiny. The bird only has earth to reference scale, so it’s physically smaller than the sun but since planet earth is a speck in comparison to the universe, the bird on earth isn’t as lost in scale as our sun, among the stars.


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