That’s an order!

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

The crew of the Angel Flame received orders to head out. Their captain gathered them and said:

There will be times when you feel

like a tiger swimming with sharks- way out of your element,

desperately wanting to come up for air – a torment.

There will be times when you have to

dive in and let yourself sink -into oblivion,

live beneath the surface, barely breathing- a mere pawn.

There will be times when your

screams don’t reach your ears – muffled by layers that cushions you,

weighed down by unreasonable demands – more than a few.

There will be times when you

won’t know which way is up – an unfathomable darkness,

 searching for light – tethered to an invisible  harness.

There will be times when you want to

paint the ocean pink –   fighting all the blues,

try to find your feet then and put on what life gave you -a perfect pair of shoes.

 

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The above story/poem was in response to ‘Monday’s finish the story’ flash fiction challenge. This unique flash fiction challenge  provides  a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. The challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Details are available in this link:

https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/mondays-finish-the-story-may-18th-2015/

Word count: 141 excluding sentence provided and title.

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17 responses to “That’s an order!

  1. Love the last line! Perfection! Thank you for writing for the MFtS challenge! I hope that you return for the next challenge…Be well… ^..^

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  2. A poetical captain! Very good 🙂

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  3. Very nice! I wonder if he issues all his orders in poem form…

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  4. A captain with a sense of style!! Very nicely done!

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  5. Such great depths in that order! Very nice.

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  6. There will be times when you
    won’t know which way is up – an unfathomable darkness,
    searching for light – tethered to an invisible harness.

    Loved that line!

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  7. I think I’d trust a captain who spoke like that. He sounds experienced. Well done Ansumani. 🙂 — Suzanne

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