A Moment of Change

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

Time spent in the garden breathing in the scents of damp earth and perfumed flowers were her best moments. Gazing up, she looked past the checkered dome to the clear blue sky. She itched to be out there like the birds she saw flying high. But she would never have the courage to leave on her own.

“I wonder what it would be like out there. The elders claim the dome protects us. But is it necessary?”

The boy had twinkling eyes and an earnest gaze. Her heart leapt out to his. Connected. Maybe he would venture out with her.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2020

(This post was inspired by Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle. The challenge asks for bloggers to write a story in 100 words or less in response to the photo prompt.)

20 thoughts on “A Moment of Change

  1. There is always going to be this uncertainty about leaving a refuge. I hope they’re allowed to make the change progressively, to assess the safety. It’s wonderful the way romantic attraction can spur people on to new heights.

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  2. Explorers will explore, and if they can go together. so much the better. And if there are birds, chances are that they can go out there without harm. Lovely story.

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