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The search (Friday Fictioneers)

September 16, 2021
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The men searched high and low, on water and on land. Fools. They didn’t think to look up. I perched on my branch with my siblings, our wings fluttering in the late afternoon summer breeze.

“Rest easy. They will not capture us.”

“Why do they want us?” The low-pitched question came from my littlest sister.

“It is not really us they want. It is our magic.”

“But our magic is a part of us.”

“It is. But they can only see what is on the outside. Our glorious wings. We must stay out of reach. We will fly out tonight.”

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  1. Ain’t that the sad truth? “It’s not us they want, it’s our magic”

  2. The problem with wanting the magic, is sometimes by taking it, we destroy something that is even more important. A sad tale.

  3. I wish them safe journey.

  4. Ooh, good one.

  5. The near ending search for a magical world is the quest of foolish men.

    Great news on your Readers’s Favourite Awards–well done.

  6. Seems they were searching in vain. Nice one Laurie.

  7. Dear Laurie,

    An interesting point of view. Well done.



  8. What a great metaphor for the way we humans loot the earth and kill and destroy for our convenience. Let’s hope enough creatures manage to escape.

  9. Bear permalink

    OOOOO, I likes the way you’re going with this… Great story start!

  10. I hope the eagles escape. We humans will kill and plunder just to make money. Terrible.

  11. Laurie,
    “They can only see what’s on the outside” – Says it all!

  12. Great line Laurie, they don’t want us, just the magic which encompasses fur, bone, oil, bile etc for all animals. Well done.

  13. I enjoyed where you took the prompt.
    Interesting …

  14. A fanciful take with a wry twist. Well done.

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