Listen. I have to tell you that this was a very hard one to write, and it ultimately took me three attempts and a missed due date, in order to record something “post-able” to the general public.
The third volley is the one shown below, but you can find both the first and the second attempts right here.
A caveat: While I feel very confident about the readability of these earlier efforts, they could be taken much more as personal than mere fiction. And, since there are those who would do ill with these words, had they the access, I do have this other post password protected. Simply email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your blog address in the subject line however, and I’ll be glad to get you in. Thanks, and I hope you enjoy all three…
From the other side of the mirror, he turned away. Expunging any tears remaining, he donned his wings just prior to taking Flight.
A flight delayed because he’d felt somehow obligated to “go down with the ship,” dismissing the idea only when he realized, the damned thing had no reason to sink in the first. No, it was being actively drowned, through an angered force of will emanating from the opposing side of said-same mirror.
Looking once more at the demise being created there, he heard the vast horizon of Rebirth once again calling to him, and finally he flew.
This has been yet another 100 Word Song and Friday Fictioneers mash-up, and the song was chosen by Deana: “Mirrors,” by my future husband, Justin Timberlake.
PS: Best of luck to all my Bloggin’ Tribe having fun at BlogHer ’13! I hope to see you all at next years shindig, so save me a shrimp or two, would ya?