Special Collection Flash Fiction Challenge

Charli Mills has a special Flash Fiction prompt, this week, that introduces a month of differences in February. A flash fiction challenge, honouring our very special blogging friend, Sue Vincent, in advance of a competition, which will be supporting Sue.

January 28, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about life as a river of consciousness. Think about the possibilities of the prompt. Go where the prompt leads!

 
The Life River 

 Life is a river 
 Of consciousness
 Each of us a drop
 Merging together
 To become one
  
 When we clash
 Life flows
 Unevenly
 Turbulent currents
 Water gushing
 Fiercely
 Banging and crashing 
 Against the banks
  
 When we live 
 Harmoniously
 Gentle ripples
 Dapple the surface
 Creating
 The illusion
 Of peace
  
 Together we flow
 Side by side
 Whether we like it
 Or not
  
 Life is a river
 Of consciousness
 Echoing the
 Ebbs and flows
 Of life
 River beds
 Dry up
 River banks
 Burst
  
 But, in the end
 The river
 Continues to flow
  
 Like life
  
 Ups and downs
 Ebbs and flows
 Life goes on 

Ritu 2021

23 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. gifted50
    Feb 04, 2021 @ 13:38:37

    This is so beautiful, words we can all relate to. I thought I had sent off my comment days ago.

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  3. Gloria
    Feb 03, 2021 @ 10:42:14

    That’s wonderful Ritu.

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  4. Jennie
    Jan 30, 2021 @ 21:59:00

    This is a lovely tribute to Sue. She and a river have much in common; strong, always flowing, beautiful, and the water of life.

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  5. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Jan 30, 2021 @ 18:43:43

    The constant flow of a river is the perfect analogy for life. This is beautiful, Sis! ❤

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  6. thereluctantpoet
    Jan 29, 2021 @ 10:23:36

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  7. Johnny Jones
    Jan 29, 2021 @ 00:21:40

    Love your words, well done.

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  8. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jan 28, 2021 @ 23:54:04

    Just lovely ❤

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  9. willowdot21
    Jan 28, 2021 @ 22:29:12

    Beautiful Ritu, this is beautiful and so true 💜💜💜

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  10. Sue Vincent
    Jan 28, 2021 @ 22:23:56

    Beautiful, Ritu. The flow happens, regardless of all we might do 🙂

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  11. Keith
    Jan 28, 2021 @ 22:06:13

    Ritu, nicely done. The river provides great context for prose, poetry and song. Bruce Springsteen has a great song called “The River,” about the joys of the youth down by the river before life got hard. Keith

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