Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: Radiant Victory Flags #amwriting #flashfiction


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Credit: J. S. Brand


There’s something about the harbor that has always comforted me. White puffs of clouds float in the morning while people come in deck of their yachts and sailboats, stretching their arms. The air here is magic, it clears your lungs and relieves tense headaches. It relieves soar muscles and is gentle and refreshing across your face. I wave to some of the locals I know from the bench, sitting across from the dock.

I had come out with Lady for a jog down the trails and chose to linger and admire the sky as it turned from black-amethyst to peaceful blue. Lady detest’s stopping mid-run but her eyes are fixed with mischief on a white bird, standing not far from the shore. She keeps trying to go in the water, although, I warn her not to go.

Finally, Lady decides she’s had enough. Her instincts overcome her obedience and she splashes into the sea, wading out to the white bird. She stops a meter away, preparing to pounce. Then, she is running and yipping as the bird chases her, nipping at her tail. She races back to me, whimpering. Suddenly, the white bird takes flight unfurling her wings like the sailboats in the middle of the sea, releasing their giant sails as radiant white victory flags.


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12 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: Radiant Victory Flags #amwriting #flashfiction”

    1. Hehe I picture her as a big brown Labrador retriever so I think, she would be embarrassed this little bird scared her, gave her a little nip in the butt lol. My old dog chased a Canada geese once and those things can be pretty fierce, bigger than a 35 lb dog. It nipped her and she stayed away from them after that. Glad I got this piece into the link up in the nick of time, I couldn’t think of anything until today. But I’ll start earlier on this week’s lol.

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    1. Haha, no I don’t think so. Yours was quit gripping. This is more of a descriptive piece about nature and animals, pastoral? My dog would’ve been after that bird like that. She used to go after Canadian Geese before one nipped her, then she stayed clear 🙂

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