Friday, August 19, 2011
Your assignment: You must begin your story with the words “We had to leave immediately” and end it with “And then we realized we were already home.”
They had to leave immediately. Every moment spent amid the seven trees meant about ten minutes passing in the human world. It seemed small, but became hours quickly.
"I'm going on ahead with Barry, Mother. We'll get home faster." Lyabet was in a hurry now. "I'll look for you by the oak"
Tam laughed at her daughter, "I'll be waiting when you get there, 'Bet. Just because you slog through earth doesn't mean I do. I could teach you a few tricks there!"
"Another day I think. Right now I'll travel the way I know. And Barry needs to start learning the ways." Lyabet began to thin herself, and encouraged her young son to do the same. She felt the air begin to flow through her as her physical body lightened. Barry followed his mother's example and they began to rise.
"Just stay in my space, Baby, I'll carry you home." She read the breezes like a roadmap. This one lead here, that one there. When a strong gust going her way came close, she melded herself to it.
She loved the air, the feel within her being. The freedom from weight and gravity. Her senses expanded as became one with the breeze. She could see for miles. Hear the voices of others of her kind. Feel the wind in her soul.
She flowed from gust to cloud to summer breeze. Soon, she became aware of another presence in the air. Following her path, sharing her space.
Too late she recognized the presence with her. She realized they were already home.