One step after the other. Feel the song. It’s simple.

Orange light streaks through the clouds. Like she’s dancing on fire. The clouds are soft under her bare toes, rising up around her ankles.

Below, cars, roads, and buildings drift past. Gravity-bound grids of ground-walkers.

Most of them don’t even look at the sky, shot through with shimmering lights, and the rings of clouds, billowing like ripples in a pond. They don’t hear the song of the birds or heed the beautiful mystery of shadows.

She spares them a laugh, sweet as spring’s first lily, and a tear, glistening golden as it falls in a single raindrop.

Clouddancer watches the Sun fall below the distant hills and dances a greeting to first twinkling stars.

And the stars dance back.

Word Count: 129

This is for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Thanks to Priceless Joy for running the challenge and Footy and Foodie for providing the prompt photo!

  1. Jade M. Wong says:

    How whimsical and mesmerizing. Is this flash fiction or is this poetry? Wow.

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  2. yarnspinnerr says:

    Wonderful imagery and word smithy.

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  3. JS Brand says:

    Lovely. This felt like a poem and made me think of those rare moments when I’ve been able to step back from the grind and take in the beautiful things around me.

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  4. Balaka says:

    Loved the narration…the verses were amazing

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  5. Iain Kelly says:

    This is a beautiful image. Excellent.

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  6. kalpana solsi says:

    the description of the sky is so poetic. Next time when I go outdoors , my gaze will automatically go up to admire the canvas of the sky.

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  7. Wonderful story! It gave me a calm feeling while reading it!

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  8. James says:

    That is an absolutely delightful concept. I love the imagery.

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  9. Moon says:


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  10. sailajaP14 says:

    Sheer magic in your words. Lovely!

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  11. Hello, Clouddancer, you had me dancing away. Brilliant stuff.

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  12. shivamt25 says:

    Beautifully told!

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  13. afairymind says:

    Beautiful. Clouddancer has a way of looking at the world that I can definitely appreciate!

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  14. milliethom says:

    Lovely descriptions throughout. Your story has such a happy feel about it – so light and carefree.

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