Woman Walks Dog

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Friday Fictioneers I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW 21.2.20

Photograph courtesy of Dawn Miller

Thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers and to Dawn for her inspiring photo


 My whole being becomes a cruel band of steel around my head, skewing my vision. I narrow my eyes to see better, I’ve got to land this old crate of a glider, but can barely see the ground. We start a heart sinking descent.

These last months have been a downward fall, I see phantom faces, hear voices that that pursue me wherever I go.

The gliders thuds to a standstill on the ground. In this moment there is only the silence, the trees and the clear blue sky. At last my head becomes clear. I know what to do.


28 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW 21.2.20

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  1. This is a beautiful piece of writing. I would love to know the back story as well as what she now knows she has to do.

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  2. She certainly sounds in turmoil I wonder if the voices are real or imaginary and what kind of demons are pursuing her.

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  3. It’s funny. I was thinking the same thing as Neil. One would think the freedom in the air would be the perfect place to let go… Wonderful write, Francine.

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  4. Your main character’s head suddenly clears; he or she knows what to do. But do they really, I wonder? The clarity may be an illusion of his/her mental state, and what he/she plans to do may be a rational response or barking mad. You’ve given us an intriguing situation, Francine!

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  5. I thought you conveyed the turmoil and the ultimate relief from the demons brilliantly. Well written

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  6. Yes, what goes up eventually has to come down, leaving the tranquil peace of the clouds behind.

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  7. A nice quiet glide to clear the head, just the thing!

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  8. She knows what to do but she’s not telling us what it is!

    Here’s mine!

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  9. Dear Francine,

    It seems we both went with flight this week. I hope she sees clearly soon enough. Nicely done.



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  10. Oh, but now I want to know what she’s going to do! Nice take on the photo prompt, Francine.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  11. What’s she gonna do?? What’s she gonna do?? Is it illegal, immoral, or fattening?? 🙂

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  12. A glide through the skies should be the perfect place to clear her head, I hope her solution works.

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  13. How dreadful for her that she isn’t freed of her demons by being up in the clouds

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