The June 20, 2022 story challenge from Charli Mills at Carrot Ranch is to: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about what freedom feels like. Whose point of view do you use? Does the idea of freedom cause tension or bring hope? Let the reader feel the freedom. Go where the prompt leads!
In Sight by D. Avery
Freedom is first brave steps
finding one’s bearings
following a star blazed path— sight in darkness.
Freedom is the light
you’ll never lose your way.
Freedom is essential
feeding your spirit
it satisfies your needs and you do not want
Freedom is bold faith
you’ll always have enough.
Freedom is rock solid
of knowing you are loved without conditions.
Freedom is the love
you receive and you give.
Planting Ideas by D. Avery
Hope planted the little flags where her dad directed, starting with his grandfather who’d served in WWI and ending with his ancestors who had fought in the Revolution.
“And now a parade!”
“That’s right Hope, the Bicentennial Parade. Celebrating two hundred years of freedom.”
“Did your ancestors fight for freedom Mommy?”
“Always, Hope.” She paused to look down the tree-shaded slope to where a small marker stood just outside the cemetery fence. “But we lost.”
“Everyone’s free in America, Mommy.”
A feather drifted silently down from a towering maple. Picking it up, she wondered at the power of myths.