Jack & Sally – #FlashFiction

Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry

The September 5, 2019, prompt from Carrot Ranch: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that shows true grit. You can use the phrase or embody the theme. Who or what has true grit? Go where the prompt leads you!

Respond by September 10, 2019.

Image captured by my daughter, Amy

After the hurricane, Jack, the monarch, fought the
constraints of the chrysalis. He struggled, but his foot remained lodged within
his birth home. Wings as delicate as tissue paper flashed in the afternoon sun,
drying at an odd angle. Jack would never fly.

Sally, the monarch, emerged from the chrysalis drunk with victory. Weak, she staggered and fell to the ground where a fight ensued. She had to break free from the fluid she’d pumped out so her wings would dry. Now, deformed, Sally would never fly.

Despite their handicaps, the pair remain triumphantly alive…

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