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by NinaLara 

Posted: 03 April 2008
Word Count: 61
Summary: Flash exercise 1 - Bubble

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In the still moment before you were born
our midwives told me in quiet voices
of babies born with their sacs intact.

To keep them safe from the sea, they said,
sailors paid good money for
the charm of a bubble that would not burst.

As they spoke, the final wave struck
and launched you
breaking your membrane on the air.

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joanie at 15:09 on 03 April 2008  Report this post
Gorgeous, Nina! I love the quietness of the opening and the fantastic sea references: final wave, launched you'.

This is excellent and such an unexpected response to the prompt word!

I really enjoyed the read. Is it based on a true experience?


MarlaD at 16:35 on 03 April 2008  Report this post
Fantastic! I have an image of a baby surfing out on the top of a tidal wave now x

V`yonne at 16:39 on 03 April 2008  Report this post
Really an excellent take on the challenge.

Inspiration at 09:49 on 06 April 2008  Report this post
This is such a different take on the prompt word. Lovely imagery, tells a story and has a safe and happy ending. I too picked out the
final wave, launched you
as being one of my favourite lines.

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