|To Kelly (standard:Flash, 276 words)|
|Author: timster||Added: Sep 27 2004||Views/Reads: 1960/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|For a friend of mine...|
“Come along children, don't linger behind.” “Yes Mother”, my brother and I answered in unison. “Take a deep breath and follow me”, she told us firmly. The sky above was white and cold. There were no holes to breath, yet we followed mother with a child's trust. As the minutes past, my lungs felt as if they were going to burst. I needed fresh air. “Just a little further children.” I think she knew the fear of drowning was in our thoughts. As I grew up, I learned that she actually read our minds. “There it is, just up ahead.” I didn't know if my breath would hold a little longer. Then a strange thing happened to me. I felt as if my mother was inside me, adding an extra breath of air. The opening seemed well within reach then. Gazing over at my brother, he had a look of astonishment on his face. As I found out later, the same thing happened to him. We arrived at the hole in the sky and took a deep refreshing breath. I looked up at the midnight blue sky and felt safe in her sanctuary. That was the first and last time I was there with my Mother and Brother. The floating things killed her the next season and my brother and I drifted apart. Years later I brought my children to this place. As we were under the white sky, I could read their thoughts and put myself within them. Feeling the fear they held was hard for me, but once they saw the blue midnight sky, I felt the same exhilaration my Mother must have felt. Tweet
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