Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday and the one hundred and sixty-seventh piece in this series. This week’s is a 118-worder by Jade Kennedy.
I am the darkness before my birth, a brown velvet space. Only the echoes of the past slowly turn around me, I am a homeless soul flowing far away from the shore.
A nothingness of wonder and stars… and the landscape is shifting, the voices and stories of those travelling the other way are the last things I hear before the rhythmic beating of my mother’s heart.
I quietly awaken and listen to her conversations. I even breathe and walk in her dreams with her. She feels my presence and I know hers. I touch the soft walls that are her, that are the limits of my world, and feel her softly press her fingers back in response.
I asked Jade what prompted this piece and she said…
I started writing this piece wanting to write about life, beginning with before conception and ending with what we feel after death but I didn’t get that far! I wrote ‘Renaissance’ and it felt right to leave it as it was, it felt complete and beautiful on its own. ‘Renaissance’ means revival and I liked the symbolism in the piece that the soul is forever.
Thank you, Jade. A very powerful piece, especially the ending.
Jade Kennedy is a writer of poetry, prose, flash fiction and a collector of borrowed expressions. Her latest collection of poetry and flash fiction ‘Alchemy’ is available from Amazon & Kobo etc. Her poetry has been included in various zines and she is now looking to find more homes for her flash fiction and prose. She writes a blog – ‘Borrowed Expressions’ at www.jadekennedywriter.blogspot.co.uk.
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