leap of faith

- Beyond Hope

beyond hope

She held the strings in both her hands, leaving a little slack on the left.

She could taste the cotton-candy wisps of clouds.

The greenness smell of the grass made her smile, remembering childhood friends and games.

The wind billowed out her dress into a parachute.

“Standing here,” she thought, “was like standing on the edge of the cosmos.”

Whole galaxies dancing the pavane, in a courtly manner.

Then, in a single motion she let go of the strings. Faith took a leap.

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Photo Challenge #63: holding on


7 thoughts on “leap of faith

  1. imagineambition June 2, 2015 / 11:21 am

    Loving this line, “She could taste the cotton-candy wisps of clouds.”


    • phylor June 2, 2015 / 11:53 am

      Thank you — I kept editing and rewriting that line — it had several different shapes.


  2. DELL CLOVER June 2, 2015 / 7:34 am

    Oh this is Amazing–and I could taste the cotton candy clouds….!


    • phylor June 2, 2015 / 7:41 am

      When I was little (and ate cotton candy at the fair) the spun sugar reminded me of clouds.


  3. summerstommy2 June 2, 2015 / 5:40 am

    I felt so incredibly sad at the end of this.
    But a leap of faith is just that isn’t it, faith in yourself, others, the universe.


    • phylor June 2, 2015 / 11:59 am

      I’m seem to be in a dark mood. I wrote the title “leap of faith” and the final sentence laid itself out. You are right — we are so often taking leaps of faith, such as the ones you suggest.
      I was thinking more of I don’t know where Faith will land.
      It was a very suggestive image in terms of translating her body language into a story. I’ve been out so I’m only slowly getting through the great stories and poems.


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