For Trifextra, Week 71: tell an entire story in 3 sentences.


She chose to fly away on her broken wing, even though they mocked her lopsided flight.

Their laughter rolled off her back like warm drops of soothing rain.

She figured that even if she was only flying in circles, at least she wasn’t standing still.

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22 thoughts on “Momentum

  1. Optimism, right there.

  2. Lovely writing :))

  3. Exactly, she wasn’t standing still. Coming around a second and third time you always see something you missed the time before.

    • Right! Every second everything changes, and when that third go round offers a point of view you hadn’t thought of before, BOOM, evolution πŸ˜‰

  4. There’s power in positive thinking… “at least she wasn’t standing still.”

    • I’ve found that the more you stand still, the more you start to think that the world moving around you is the same thing as you moving around the world. It’s not πŸ™‚

  5. Moving forward is the overpowering positive intent.

    • Einstein wrote a letter to his son once that basically said that life was like riding a bike, you have to keep your forward momentum or you’ll fall (crazy condensed version!). I couldn’t agree more. Thanks for reading, and taking time to comment πŸ™‚

      • I am glad you condensed as it made sense more to me. Einstein was a seminal mind in our consciousness, but sometimes I get lost in his depth of thought.

      • Dude, it took me 3 months to muddle my way through a biography of him, so I get it πŸ˜‰

  6. Draug419

    Ooo this is good. I love it–finding positive in the negative.

    • Ha, thanks Draug πŸ˜‰ There are days I just pride myself on putting one foot in front of the either, so not standing still is a personal mantra for me, ha. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  7. Great attitude! It does feel better to do something…even if you end up back where you started, it’s still movement πŸ™‚

    • Exactly! There is comfort and necessity in routine sometimes, but staying static is a slow form of death, in my opinion πŸ˜‰ Thanks for reading, as always.

  8. Love the inner strength and optimism in this story! Love the idea of flying in lopsided circles instead of standing still. Beautiful!

    • Thank you! It’s a concept that, as soon as I thought of it, made so much sense to me. Now to try to remember to actually APPLY it πŸ˜‰

  9. I love this too! And when that broken wing mends, she’ll soar! Beautiful writing!

  10. KymmInBarcelona

    How important it is to keep moving. Who’s to say wherever a straight line gets you is better?

    • ~snicker~ excellent point- the straight line may get you there faster, but if I hadn’t (accidentally) taken the wrong way to Kentucky, I never would’ve known there was a state park there called Big Bone Lick πŸ˜‰

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