50 Word Thursdays # 14

The rules

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments.
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it.

This weeks phrase: and ne’er was a creature so true and so loyal

Eons pass.
Yet for him, time stands still.
Forced to observe. He stares.
          Longs for more.
                    Detached from his mortal life.

Darkness falls.
A stone heart beats once more.
His body protests. He stands.
          Ready to soar.
                    He fears taking that first step.

Wings unfurl.
He leaps into the night.
Falls toward earth. Wings spread.
          He flies once more.
                   He’s free from his eternal personal prison.

Daylight nears.
Time draws short.
He must return now. He flies.
          Curses the sun.
                   Another night goes by painfully fast.

She appears.
Something inside him stirs.
He yearns for night. At last.
          He flies, searches.
                    Dawn breaks. He returns. Alone. Cursing again.

Time passes.
Still he searches for her.
Finally, they meet. They talk.
          Dawn nears. He flees.
                    His curse is killing him. Freedom wanted.

They meet.
He confesses his secret.
Proclaims his love. They kiss.
          His stone heart soars.
                    His for all eternity.

This story was inspired by, Love Set In Stone, written by Staci Troilo.

This story was written for the 50 word Thursday challenge, this week hosted by Teresa , The Haunted Wordsmith.

Give it a try. You might be surprised at what you can compose.

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