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|Let's Go Fly A Kite (standard:other, 564 words)|
|Author: kobe xienth||Added: Jul 24 2002||Views/Reads: 2069/1||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A Starfish goes for a ride as a little girl flys a kite with her father. Watch for indepth symbolism.|
The man set the excited little girl on the sand. She childishly sprinted down to the vast ocean. Seagulls called above her. Waves teased her toes. She giggled wildly and turned to smile happily at her father. She took her cheerful orange pumpkin bucket and began filling it with various rocks and shells. As she skipped along the shoreline, she came across a starfish. She gingerly picked it up to examine it. It wiggled in her hands. Her light blue eyes filled with laughter. It tickled her and she was going to keep it. She set the starfish on the edge of the water. “Stay right there,” she commanded. She went into the water a little ways and filled her bucket carefully, making sure that her precious jewels wouldn't spill. She returned to her newfound friend and placed the starfish into her treasure box. She continued on her way, stopping frequently to stoop over to touch another glorious adventure. Her father called her over, a large, bright colored kite in his hands. She dropped the bucket, forgetting it's valuable contents, and ran to the arms of her hero. They flew the box kite all over, higher, and higher, as the little girl requested. Sunbeams bounced off the bright material and cast shadows across the bucket. Suddenly, the wind began to toss the kite further and further over the ocean. The tension in its string grew. Finally, the little girl's grip on the kite slipped and the string went racing alongside the ocean. It hit the bucket with a great deal of force, which sent it flying across the shore. ~*~ The starfish was thrown over itself and landed roughly in the damp sand. It sat for a moment, motionless. Then it began to move each of its five legs, as if checking to feel them all there. Of course it was a relief to be out of captivity, but it had to be sure. The starfish silently began the long journey to its home. It moved quickly and accurately, avoiding the gull's shadows as they soared on the sparkling dust. The sun beat down on the starfish, making the trek harder as it went along. Suddenly the starfish felt damp sand beneath its body. It congratulated itself, but not for long. The ground vibrated with the little girl's frustrated stomps. She approached the starfish, and almost stepped on it, but her father whistled to her. She stepped back and turned to her father. She protested and whined as the starfish quickly scurried to the water. The relief of the salt overcame the starfish. It sighed internally and spun itself deeper into nothingness. Her father promised the little girl another kite and she reluctantly accepted. As her mood grew lighter, she began to pick up where she had left off. She picked up her bucket and searched for the starfish. She looked to the water and caught the last traces of her friend, speeding off. She shrugged her shoulders. It was only a toy. She could always get another one. The rocks, on the other hand, were more important. She grabbed them in handfuls now, and shoved them into her bucket. Her hair blew lightly with the calming wind. Her father came down in the sand and scooped his little girl into his arms. They walked back to their car. And then they were gone. Tweet
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