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little ties blowing in a breeze

I decided quickly on a crisp Saturday morning in the month of August to book a flight with The Cloud Moving Air Balloon Extravaganza. Every neat ending point of my life had lead to this day. The canary yellow dress I’d selected for the occasion had presented itself with a curtsey. Braids woven with silver thread swept across my shoulder blades, directing bluebirds on their homeward path. Reginald called. He spoke my name. It was all he had to say. A prediction that had marched on desert dunes smashed the mahogany frame that had enclosed my being. The air held a defining promise. I knew I was ready. I placed a Hadrian silver sesterce in my breast pocket. The veil that swept across my vision, dissolved. Instead of opening my eyes I closed them into my dreams. A valley ripe with parchment grew beneath my feet. My ruby slippers clicked three times. I lingered as the balloon rose higher. I flew alone inside a woven basket, wiping my tears into the history of its scent.

Don’t say
It could be different
It will be what you conceive it to be.

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  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 5 years ago

    Aww this is a beautiful story sweetheART …lovely work ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Thank you so much, how wonderful a happy hippy hugglez :)))

    – Lisa Jewell

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 5 years ago

    words wonderfully woven into a tapestry of a beautiful piece of writing and what a wonderful last line…

  • Thank you so kindly, Simon xx

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Tomi10
    Tomi10over 5 years ago

    such a beautiful flow of words here have to agree with Simon it is a wonderful tapestry. Even the little details like the Hadrian coin sewn to your breast pocket such a meticulous feature Lisa.awesome write

  • I’m so glad you enjoyed :)) I have been wanting to thrown in a Hadrian coin for a long time…it finally wove its way in :)) xx

    – Lisa Jewell

  • devotee1
    devotee1over 5 years ago

    Such a lovely way to be lifted into the day! Great wake-up—-thank you, Lisa. xox

  • Oh you are most welcome, Joe xx

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldover 5 years ago

    I can’t believe Reginald called, then again that might have helped you to make up your mind. So many of your familiar iconic themes here Lisa, it reeks of breaking out and moving forward, with just a touch (or more) of the cloister in your aloneness… Beautiful…

  • Can you believe my intention when I sat down to write was to write a twisted tale…oh how I tried…and this is the result…
    I do have loose ends to tie up…I needed Reginald to call last night. :)) I do wish I was Lucy…

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 5 years ago

    The biggest smile came to my face with the ruby slippers clicked three times….things are on track me thinks XXX

  • I love that smile of yours…I hear it all the time in your voice and not long from now I shall see it on your face xxx

    – Lisa Jewell

  • John Braxton  Sparks
    John Braxton ...over 5 years ago

    Such a beautiful piece of writing! I’m in awe of your talent. Although, I must admit no ruby slippers or a yellow brick road could ever do you just… are a rare and true talent…I am humbled that you share it with me :)

  • Why John,

    Such a magnanimous comment….thank you very kindly :)

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Erika .
    Erika .over 5 years ago

    Oh my…a breath of fresh air this is, a new day…..xxxx

  • You do make me smile so very much and it feels lovely. Thank you sweet Erika xx

    – Lisa Jewell

  • DanikaL
    DanikaLover 5 years ago

    I could barely exhale while reading this piece. So wonderous!

  • What a beautiful comment….thankyou very much… x

    – Lisa Jewell

  • linaji
    linajiover 5 years ago

    Damn.. you know I love this one kiddo.. a whole hella lot. It is the imagination of your Being that sweeps me away every time.. how you coat the parable with your Alice in Wonderland notions is your trademark.. xxxx so good.

  • I adore this comment :)))
    I was just thinking my lordy I’ve been down quite a few rabbit holes…;)

    – Lisa Jewell

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