10/03/2016

MUSIC OF THE SPHERES - flash fiction

I wrote this week's flash fiction this afternoon over a pot of tea in Tesco's cafe, and it's another 'instant story' - straight from my pen to you with minimal alterations. I hope you enjoy it, and please do leave a comment.
Thanks as always to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers on her blog - https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/ - and to Emmy L Gant who took the photograph which prompted our stories.

MUSIC OF THE SPHERES

Her singing surpassed the music of the spheres and he heard the call from the far side of the sun. Flying at the speed of light, they met in the stardust of Saturn’s rings, then danced their mating ballet between the circling planets, her veils wafting inimitable colours over the night sky.

They came together in a burst of meteoric brilliance and sank in perfect synchrony to Earth, where she laid their egg. It hatched beneath the rarefied light of a blue moon and they bore it skywards.

The morning sun revealed only the skeletal remains of a shell.

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I really love your way with words.

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  2. Beautiful. I really love your way with words.

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  3. Dear Lizy,

    Ethereal and intriguing.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  4. What a great take on the prompt. So original.

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    1. Thanks Sandra - the photo was too dark to see anything other than an egg shape, so ...

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  5. Lovely. I so liked the skeletal shell of the egg.

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  6. Lovely! Science fiction, singing and true love! Three of my favorite things, and so beautifully wtitten.

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  7. Well written and beautiful language.

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    1. Thank you CK, and thanks for commenting

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  8. Beautiful.

    (I had no idea spheres were musical - must listen to mine!)

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    1. It#s a quote from somewhere but I didn't look it up!

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  9. Ah.. I just wonder what divine creature that hatched...

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    1. A starbird, naturally. Or perhaps an angel?

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  10. Fantastic, Liz! Beautiful language.

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    1. Thanks Amy - I was in poetic mode that morning!

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  11. I like the flow of this. It's almost like something from mythology. A refreshing take on the prompt.

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    1. Thanks Russell - it flowed from my pen without pause, and it felt like an old story at the time - pehaps it is mythical.

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  12. There was indeed magic in that story Liz and it was infused with colors. It truly sounds like an ancient myth. Well done. :) --- Suzanne

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    1. and so that was how it all began. i'm shell-shocked. :)

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