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To Fly

A Hermit's Eulogy

By Brannan K.Published about a year ago 1 min read
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To Fly
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Wearily climbing the trail, his arthritic bones protested each step. The light breeze rustled white lengths as it sang a swan song. Spare leaves swirled around ankles in an anguished dance.

Reaching the crags, he settled, gazing upon the world from his favorite perspective. Many times he had sat there and watched the raptors soaring, trees swaying far below...

Reminiscing on decades of mutual nourishment, he tasted nostalgia.

An eagle circling high above screeched her lamentation over the valley.

Wondering what it would be like to glide so serenely, he drew a deep breath and closed his eyes.

He flew.

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Brannan K.

****Vivid prose and thrills****

Favorite Reads:

Terry Brooks - The Shannara Trilogy

J.R.R.Tolkien - Lord of the Rings

James Rollins - Ice Hunt

Ernest Hemingway - The Sun Also Rises

Cormac McCarthy - Blood Meridian

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  • L.C. Schäferabout a year ago

    That's how I wanna go 😁

  • sleepy draftsabout a year ago

    Beautiful. 💗

  • Ruth Stewartabout a year ago

    Yes, very good. I loved the imagery of the eagle. Excellent.👍

  • This was so breathtaking!

  • Heather Zieffle about a year ago

    Very nice! Loved it.

  • Donna Reneeabout a year ago

    This was very beautiful and complex too.

  • Rick Henry Christopher about a year ago

    The imagery is beautiful.

  • Dana Stewartabout a year ago

    Bittersweet.

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