Friday Fictioneers: 100-words Story Challenge – I Believe I Can Fly

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“I think I have never really had time to notice the beauty, ” she thought, looking up, “but now…finally I can. Properly. That architect must have been insane – in a beautiful way, of course. Just like me. That’ s what they all said and wanted me to believe at least. “Different” was the word they used politely but I heard also “Cuckoo” and “Mad cow” whispered behind my back. What is so wrong with being different? Why mad? Because I always thought I could fly?! But I was right, wasn’t I?”

The pool of blood kept drawing surreal shapes around her head, on the street…

Image courtesy of Kent Bonham

Friday Fictioneers – 100 word stories

 

29 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: 100-words Story Challenge – I Believe I Can Fly

  1. I was there with the being different thread and then I got a case of the chills with your ending. Well written and very intriguing thread of a tale you have woven.
    Now I am sad but not everything has a happy ending, No?

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  2. Tatsat

    Ahh well… There is always that. The world is often unkind to the new, the different and the … mad. All the more reason to be so, isn’t it ?

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  3. ‘pool of blood kept drawing surreal shapes around her head’ — awesome description! of course, it’s sad that she died. but i couldn’t help but like this haunting sinister tale.

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  4. Mystikel

    She can fly now I guess. I bet you and I were the only two who pulled flying and an attempt to commit suicide out of the prompt. My guy was saved by the fact that there was no gravity in the world he’s on. I really liked your story. Well done.

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  5. Ohhh. Well – she’s right, we can all fly straight down, but most of us don’t want to. I wasn’t sure at first whether this was going to turn out to be a supernatural story or what – but the last paragraph made that completely clear. Good job.

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