The Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle

Friday, April 25, 2014


"Very, very, nice,  Child," said The Prophet.

"It is, isn't it, Prophet. I just wish I would be there now. I'm very impatient."

"I know, Child. How well I know."

"At least, I know I'm moving in the right direction."

"Very true, but you know much more, Child."

"Do I?"

"What did you view in the sun, Child?"

"My dream."

"Have you ever viewed it so closely before?"


"So what do you think it means, Child?"

"You mean, I'm getting closer?"

"You're closer than you think. You're on the verge," and The Prophet chuckled at the face of The Child.


"What do you plan to do when you get there?"

"I'm going to sleep; then, I'll have a nice quiet breakfast while I cry."

"Cry, Child, that's very strange."

"No, it's not Prophet. It's very me. I always sleep and cry at successes."

"I see. Shall we return to the lily pad?" The Prophet asked.

"How far do I have to get back?"

"Are you very tired?" asked The Prophet.

"I am, Prophet. Excursions on the water make me tired."

"Look, Child. Look whose coming."

"Oh, how nice. It's Mr. Whale. Thank you for coming to get me, Mr. Whale" The Child said and climbed aboard it back and grabbed hold of its dorsal fin.


"Yes, Child."

"I just love Mr. Whale." The Child said as the whale began to pick up speed. The Prophet's laughter echoed over the ocean as The Child held on to the dorsal fin, and the whale zoomed in the direction of her lily pad.

Pat Garcia


  1. Thank you for visiting my blog Pat. It is nice to meet new friends. I'm very curious about your very post today, how does it end?

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for visiting my blog also. That's is a good question. So far the story continues and will probably not end this year.

  2. Yes, it is VERY nice to reach the conclusion of one's challenge! We are NEARLY there! I am so glad that you and Susan encouraged me to work at this challenge. It has been good for me. I feel like your little girl. Lovely story!

    1. Hi,
      Thank you for dropping my Gwynn and yes you are almost through it. Continue on and keep up the good writing after the Challenge. You have something to give and share.

  3. I like that on the verge, the whale returns and The Prophet's laughter echos over the ocean: what metaphor, what imagery, such compassion.

    Re Grammy Staffy's comment, does the story ever end? Or is it eternal?

  4. My Dear Samantha,
    The story will not end yet. I am not sure when it will. I like to think that it will be eternal.
    Thank you my dear friend for coming by.



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