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In her mind she could fly (Friday Fictioneers)

July 12, 2018



The image was a splash of icy water on her face. God, that’s exactly how she felt. Caged, trapped, unable to see a way out. Not enough financial freedom to escape. How could she make the choice of her heart?


Instead, she felt bloodied and bruised. Like she’d been in a war.

Ha! A war of silence.

Of loneliness.

Of Isolation.

She was choiceless.


But her mind, her mind was a unicorn that could not be controlled. She could go where she wanted. Create her own world. Do anything and everything. Safe. In her mind she could be free.



This is a Friday Fictioneers prompt

Word Count: 100

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  1. I wonder, does a fantasy in captivity free her, or is it another trap? Yes, it gives her hope, but does it also strip her of courage?

  2. gahlearner permalink

    There’s this saying that, as long as the mind is free you can’t be enslaved, but I’m not sure how that holds up to reality. More often than not the cage is in our mind and not outside. I have a hunch that this is the case with the protagonist as well. Great take on the prompt.

  3. The mind is a wondrous thing, it can help us withstand so much pain.

  4. I love the line “War of silence.”

    • Thank you. Yes I think silence can be used as a weapon in family fights. Not as brutal as a physical attack but just as scarring

  5. Dear Laurie,

    In her mind she was free. That last line says it all. Well done.



  6. But for how long can she pretend?

  7. I hope she can be properly free soon.

  8. Wonderfully pieced together.

  9. Sarah Ann permalink

    Lovely uplifting paragraph after all her hurt and isolation.

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