“Good morning, Child. What are you murmuring about?”
“Where are we?”
“Why do you ask?”
“Because it’s still dark, and even though we’re on water, there’s no sunlight.”
“How do you know there’s no sunlight, Child?”
“Prophet, that’s easy. When I sleep on the ocean, the sun always wakes me up; unless, a storm is brewing.”
“Look around you, Child.”
The Child looked. She saw green foliage hanging onto the lily pad. A heart shaped opening lay a few feet before them with tall, thin trees springing up from the water, and above and around them were funny shaped rocks that had been hewn by the wind of time.
“The lily pad is in a cove,” The Child said.
“You need to rest.”
“But we were out on the ocean. How did we get to this cove?”
“Rest, Child. Stop trying to figure it out.”
“What is indomitable?”
“Why do you ask?”
“Because I woke up during the night, or at least I think I was and heard you call me your indomitable child.”
The Prophet laughed.
“Don’t laugh at me, Prophet!”
“I’m not laughing at you, Child.”
“Then, why are you laughing?”
“Because you’re indomitable.”
“But what does indomitable mean, Prophet?”
“I’ve made you some nice seaweed pancakes with fruit from the trees. Would you like to eat breakfast now?”
“Aren’t you going to tell me?”
“Tell you what, Child?”
“What indomitable means?”
“Would you like to hear another story?”
“Should I stop being indomitable, Prophet?”
“Because it’s in you.”
“Oh, I didn’t know that. Tell me a story while I eat.”
“About what, Child?”
“About your indomitable child, of course,” The Child said, and The Prophet smiled.
That's a good word...indomitable.ReplyDelete
Thank you. I too find it to be a good word.
I do love this child! indomitable seems to describe the child well! I am beginning to wonder if we will ever hear one of the Prophets stories! I bet he is full of wisdom!ReplyDelete
That a good question. Even I don't know if we will ever hear one of the Prophet's stories.
Thank you for your loyal support and for coming by.
So wise is this Prophet.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Patricia. I have shared on FB.
Thank you Samantha for sharing Indomitable on FB and thank you for your thought.Delete
So hasty was I, I forgot to say --ReplyDelete
Join the club my dear. Sometimes I am too hasty and have to make myself slow down.Delete
Your child is delightful and indomitable. She has been floating on the lily pad with the prophet for a LONG time! They must have some fun tales to tell. Thanks for the sweet story.ReplyDelete
Oh yes, I managed to figure out how to follow by email. Now I should receive your stories, so I can comment... I hope! ;-)
Thank you Gwynn and I am very happy that you are enjoying the story. I don't think The Child thinks she is indomitable. That is something that she will one day find out. But when, I don't know.Delete
I have so enjoyed the story so far. You have a way of providing the right amount to keep the reader drawn in and wanting more. Great voice as well, CherylReplyDelete
It has taken me years to find my voice in writing, and I am still in the discover mode. So, thank you. Your giving me praise about my voice means a lot to me.
I love this story! You have a way of drawing the reader in and keeping them wanting more. Great voice, CherylReplyDelete
Thank you. I am excited about what The Child will encounter next week.