The Earth spins on it’s axis as it revolves around the sun. That great fiery ball careens in a giant loop around the galaxy, which in turn passes through infinite empty space in the greatest cosmic dance ever.
All that is or will ever be is in motion, changing, evolving. Nothing remains at rest.
Transformation seems to be the natural order of the universe, yet I still cling to the stability of the routine. I yearn to let go and be more, but my chrysalis of doubt holds me in perpetual bondage. I know what I want to become, I see it in my minds eye. I feel it. My destiny calls.
Returning the book of wisdom to the bedside table, I shut my eyes. I imagine a world where my fear does not exist and I am free to simply be. Unshackled from my chains, my spirit soars. I vow to never return to my dark and empty life.
As I drift off to sleep, my last thoughts are of how I will quit my job tomorrow and take the first steps on my journey to becoming the writer I know I can be. Tomorrow… my life truly begins.
Word Count: 200
[This is my second entry into the Flash Fiction Challenge for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner by Roger Shipp. Write a story based on a photo prompt and introductory sentence in 200 words or less.
This was the first story that came to me from the photo prompt and while it did not utilize the first sentence prompt that is included, I wanted to share it anyway. It’s a bit of a stylistic break from my usual fare, but it was interesting to write. I hope you enjoy it.]