From the yard I watch my daughter lift her wings and jump from the deck. She hovers for a moment then tumbles to the grass. Robin climbs back up the steps. I wave and smile.
“Mommy! Watch me!”
Face scrunched with concentration she spreads her wings and launches into the air. Sunlight filters through the membrane of her wings, casting glitter across the yard. I see her silhouette against the blue sky as she soars higher.
I hear her voice as it drifts from the clouds.
“Mommy! I did it! I can fly!”
© Copyright 2018 Susan Miller. All rights reserved. Photo courtesy of Pexels.
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Susan Miller lives in South Dakota in a Green House. She loves yoga, weaving, gardening and genealogy. In her free time, she travels, drinks craft beer and enjoys bird watching. Susan is married and the mother of sons.
23 thoughts on “Empty Nest by Susan Miller”
Thanks for submitting. I hope you write more shorties for the Rose City Sisters!
Thank you Paula. You made my day.
Gave me goosebumps. So excited and proud to be your friend. Keep it up GF!!!!
Thanks for your support girlfriend. You are the best ever.
What beautiful imagery! You packed a lot of emotion into very few words–nicely done.
Thank you Bonnie. This was my first micro fiction. It was quite the challenge. I am glad you enjoyed it.
Thank you. I am glad you liked it.
Yes, the imagery is lovely. I hope you write more.
Thank you. I have lots of ideas! I am happy you liked the story.
Made me stop and think. I like that. Love the visual. Nice work.
Thank you Lynn.
Wonderful story. Great emoción and imagery. Keep Writing. Keep submitting. I flounce my boa at you!
Ah! I love a good boa! Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed the story.
How lovely, both your imagery and the metaphor, which will resonate with many of us parents. Beautiful, thank you!
Thank you. Yes it made me think that our kids are moving away from us from the day they are born.
Beautiful my friend! I can’t wait to read the next one! So proud of you!
Aw! Thank you dear Anam Cara
Very sweet little story. Well done.
Thank you Margaret. I am glad you like it.
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