Moving the Elements #NWCU #microfiction

fire can be moved with a subtle air…


Falling Sun

“I am air” the nymph proudly said to the lion after having her request refused.

“You can neither move me nor displace me. I am fire.”

“Ah we shall see.” the nymph smiled with a half wink

“We shall see…”

Nymphs (especially the air ones) have an uncanny ability to change shape and size.

“It is not a big blow but a small, elemental one required of this beast .” she giggled to herself.

A sleek feline entered the grassy meadow where a maned lion lay fast asleep. She circled first so that the silent air would carry her scent. stealthily she walked up to the beast and whispered “Catch me if you can”

She bounded off into the trees knowing when he caught her scent he would follow. She found another meadowy area and laid down. She rolled crunching the grass and making sure her scent was obvious. Before he arrived, she became a nymph once more and ascended into the trees to watch. He bounded toward the area and waited for her return. He seemed to look sad and displaced but soon roared and fell asleep.

The nymph was tickled but dared not disturb the beast.

“This tea party is the very best you’ve ever had.” all her guests exclaimed. The nymph agreed. The meadow was the perfect setting.

Smiling she thought “Air wins over fiery Mr Lion.”

In the breeze, a lioness returned to the meadow …

Photography “Falling Sun” L. Moon copyright 9/2012

This post is in response to  Natasha Head’s Wednesday Wake Up Call over at New World Creative Union.

Author: moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we started working with an E. African team developing elementary curriculum for African children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. As a bio major and nurse, it is exciting to use my knowledge to encourage young minds to love science. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

14 thoughts on “Moving the Elements #NWCU #microfiction”

  1. Mystical, magical and a tea party to boot! Loved the whimsey, the colorful characters…those elements are mighty powerful stuff when used in creation…this was awesome! And a good morning to you too 🙂

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  2. Beautiful photo and I like the discussion in the poem. Many strong statements in the poem made me have the desire to read the poem again. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.

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  3. Nymphs always seem whimsical to me. what better way for them to play but to have a meadow tea party?
    Thanks Natasha for the perfect prompt for today.
    Brian I imagine you always smiling.
    John great to see you. Glad you enjoyed my interwoven tapestry of words. A love story there too…

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  4. Air is powered by the wind, and nothing is as powerful as the wind. And no one ever knows the wind is here until it leaves. Fire never had a chance. I love the poem. It makes me want to hum along, and I don’t even know the tune.

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