The Birth

Avatar Author: Patroclus81 A lover of things old and new, serious and ridiculous, profound and silly. I like to write in a variety of styles and genres, though I tend to almost obsessively favor the first-person. There's a reason, but its a long st... Read Bio

The fire and the rain and the weeping tree looked at the tiny bird (or at least most thought it was a bird) as it fought its way out of the shell.

“It is my child,” said the fire, “it shall burn as I do and men and women will be consumed by its flames. None shall escape it.”

“It is my child,” said the rain, “it shall wash away old wounds as I do and make the world anew. Young and old shall feel its cool touch and be refreshed.”

“It is my child,” said the tree, “For those who know it shall weep as I do and yet still grow strong. It will take even as it gives.”

At last the egg fell away, and the bird (or at least most thought it was a bird) spread its golden wings under the light of the sun. And the fire and the rain and the weeping tree knew that they were all three of them correct.

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  1. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    Nice, it is a sort of phoenix!

  2. Avatar Funky Chunky

    Wonderful. I was thinking of having a go until read this!

  3. Avatar Robert Quick

    Excellent entry.
    @Funky Chunky- My thoughts exactly but if we don’t play we can’t ever win.

  4. Avatar Concerned Reader

    I love how well this matches the style of my opening paragraph. I love that you kept the (most thought it a bird) line going. Very nice entry!

  5. Avatar Concerned Reader

    also, if you other guys are thinking of entering, then go for it!

  6. Avatar Patroclus81

    I agree! You should all enter too because I want to read what you come up with!!!

  7. Avatar Concerned Reader

    Wow, sorry for the multiple comments, ficly acts weird on mobile. Also, you’re a champion!

  8. Avatar Wednesday [PJ] ((LoA))

    This is fantastic. The visuals, and the elements. I think the bird is the epitome of human.