Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: The Sun’s Ascent

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Credit: Footy and Foodie

Words deserted her as fire shot across the sky. She welcomed sunrise casting brilliant light into the dawn, while purple-tinged clouds of white still held wisps of night’s inky black guise.

Beautiful sunrises were evocative for her and could easily bring forth a memory. They had the power to make her eyes hunger and delight, to forget her words. A sunrise’s influence kept her caught in a distinct moment of enjoyment, while at the same time, lost in thought.

The rising sun also inspired prayers of thankfulness. It was a raw moment in nature, primordial to her being. No matter what she was experiencing in life, the sunrise momentarily healed her. Sunlight glazing across the dawn sky mended her body, alleviated her suffering. 

Above all she thought, the hope a sunrise brought was vital. Each day it rose, she was graced with another day to do better and be better. To her, this sense of hope was most profound. It was why she cried, tasting the salt of her tears, as the sun finished it’s ascent.

©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.


16 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: The Sun’s Ascent

  1. michnavs November 24, 2016 / 3:24 am

    So much and so many has been said about sunrise.. but the your told it here is so beautiful and filled with so much emotions that made it so uniquely brilliant..

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    • mandibelle16 November 24, 2016 / 4:58 am

      Thanks Michnav. I guess for everyone it has different experiences and thoughts 🙂

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  2. Lynn Love November 24, 2016 / 8:04 am

    You’re so right in your feelings about the sunrise – and indeed any natural beauty .It’s pure, untouched, healing. A lovely momnet ot capture

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    • mandibelle16 November 24, 2016 / 4:25 pm

      Thanks Lynn. I’m happy you feel those same things about sunrises. They’re truly amazing. I hate waking up that early but sometimes it’s worth it in certain scenery! 😊

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      • Lynn Love November 24, 2016 / 5:06 pm

        One of the compensations for waking very early – that and the quiet 🙂

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  3. Priceless Joy November 24, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    Beautiful piece of writing Mandi! I love how the sunrise shines on her renewed hope. LOVELY!!

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    • mandibelle16 November 24, 2016 / 4:11 pm

      Thank you PJ. This picture was as the main character felt, an inspiring scene to write on. Great choice! 💗🎈


  4. Iain Kelly November 24, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    Lovely sentiment on seeing the beauty of nature, reinvigorating indeed 🙂

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  5. Joy Pixley November 25, 2016 / 6:41 pm

    Wonderfully written. And what a nice reminder of how the supposedly simple things in nature can be so profound — so calming and healing in these hectic times.

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  6. michael1148humphris November 27, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    A lovely description of how nature can recharge batteries. What I also liked was the character behind the writing could have been almost anywhere in the universe

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    • mandibelle16 November 27, 2016 / 11:35 pm

      Thanks, I never thought about that but you’re right, they could be anywhere. Thanks for commenting.


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