Weird Phenomenon Flash Fiction Challenge: The Orbs
Last week I posted the very first flash fiction challenge: write a flash inspired by the Orbs that float over Lake Erie.
This week’s winner is Jacey Faye, who wrote a poem.
She sets about setting fire to the sky.
She flicks her fingertips with fairy dust — cigarettes and match-heads snubbed by the side of the road — and laughs as they fly up, up, up.
In her head, they all still burn, gallery upon gallery burnt upon her retinas like portable art; like smoke signals, like stars.
She will point her own way home, and she is unafraid.
She can find the beauty even in the filthy things, and this is the only path that her feet care to take.
She smiles softly, and stares upwards with her black-rimmed eyes.
I loved to read all your stories! Thank you everyone for participating.
Tomorrow I will post the next Weird Phenomenon Challenge, so stay tuned! I can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with!
P.S. Read all about this new initiative here!