Microfiction:Starlight

Norah is standing in for Charli at the Carrot Ranch, and the prompt she has chosen for this week’s 99 word story is circles. Since this is also Earth Day, my circle is an orbit.

Couldn’t resist adding the Randy Crawford song as a coda.

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It was exactly a year since she had seen the light in the sky, exactly a year since she captured the signal meant just for her. It had slid down a beam of moonlight into her hand. She raised it to her ear and heard his voice. All year the trees had whispered his name; the blackbirds sung his song. Autumn leaves rustled with the message, and winter snow and icicles had glittered with joy, reminding her it would be soon. When the first white blossom opened she was ready. Tonight she would follow the moonbeam to the stars.

 

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

15 thoughts on “Microfiction:Starlight”

  1. I get a lovely sense of peace and other-worldliness from your story, Jane. The picture you have created is quite beautiful. I love that the signal “slid down a beam of moonlight into her hand” and that “tonight she would follow the moonbeam to the stars.”

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