Thursday photo prompt: Soar #writephoto

Every Thursday Sue shares one of her photos as a prompt for inspiration.
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For visually challenged writers, the image shows a sky full of dark, stormy clouds against which four large birds are silhouetted in flight.
The colour had been sapped out of their world.
Flight was their only option, so they set off on the route laid down by their ancestors.
Many had perished, becoming lazy with the spoils of a modern environment. Food was dispensed by well meaning humans, but with it, the urge to fend for themselves was quashed, and in the end they simply forgot how, or didn’t want to.
Their numbers had diminished, such was the control of their surroundings, but for an easy life, none seemed to question the reasons why, just accepted what was as the norm.
That had all changed.
Circumstances, a change in authority, global warming, killer viruses, had all taken their toll and the birds were faced with a do or die situation.
Out of a colony of twelve, only four were left.
Age was immaterial, knowledge was paramount, and luckily two had taken note of the elders musings and memories of migrations long passed.
They took to the skies, soaring high and flying West as their forefathers had done.
Instinct guided them.
They would know when they reached their destination for it would be awash with colour and they could begin again.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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22 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Soar #writephoto

  1. kittysverses says:

    Loved the positivity despite many odds. 🙂

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    It feels like a lot of colour has gone from the world recently, I like the idea that it will come back as we hopefully get over recent events.

  3. Sadje says:

    The instinct for survival is imbedded in all things living. Great story Di

  4. Here’s to new beginnings. I hope that the life after the pandemic Era isn’t too far away

  5. Sue Vincent says:

    Oddly enough, after an unexpected afternoon with my granddaughters, I just wrote something for morning about finding that colour again 🙂

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  7. willowdot21 says:

    I love this Di, it applies to us as well as the birds. You have encapsulated the world on its present hyatus…💜💜💜💜

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