Self-sacrifice #short prose #flash fiction

The great poet was expelled from Florence.

Miguel expelled himself from himself to make room for me.

Self-sacrifice.

I melted into his being like an enormous orange sun into dark, desert sands.

Neither of us saw the eight bad omens of the conquest.

Our bodies were flaming mightily in the Aztec sky.

That inky night the fire of our flesh destroyed the temple of Huitzilopochtli.

What have we done?

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Excerpt from the manuscript “Glass Lovers” (draft)

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37 thoughts on “Self-sacrifice #short prose #flash fiction

  1. Oh, what a dilemma I find myself in.
    Should I encourage you to give all your efforts to your manuscript?
    Then, I wouldn’t have the inspiration of your poetry.
    But if you continue with your beautiful poetry, then Glass Lovers will be a longer wait.
    Life has to be so complicated.
    Another wonderful excerpt my dear.

     
    1. Ay… thank you Drew! You are kind and sweet as always.
      I actually came to the conclusion that ADD helps. One can do two things at the same time 🙂
      The problem is I do not have ADD 🙂
      I need to find another way.

      Thank you again for your wonderful words.

       
      1. Grateful you don’t have ADD. You are a strong, independent, multi-tasking woman with oodles of talent. So, no doubt you can do both with liffle effort and successfully.

        I on the other hand, I a member of the inferior sex, I have trouble writing poetry and chewing gum at the same time.

        Stay inspired G. I would lend you hours from my day if I could.

         
      2. Aw… Thank you for the praise, Drew.

        “I a member of the inferior sex, I have trouble writing poetry and chewing gum at the same time.” For same reason I do not believe that, my dear Drew 🙂

        I am convinced you can do wonderful things. In fact you are already doing wonderful things.

        I’ve never heard the word “inferior” before. What does it mean?

        LOL. Enjoy the chicken!

         
  2. My apologies I think I only got half of it. I really love this part “Miguel expelled himself from himself to make room for me”. and the how you followed this by this “I melted into his being like an enormous orange sun into dark”. This is the best thing I’ve read in a while. Help me decipher the rest of it when you write to me. Do you enjoy doing that? There was a co-woker who would always ask me to explain my poetry. And I really enjoyed doing that.

     
    1. Hey there, my dear friend! Thank you so much for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed that part.

      I am ready to get in the car and leave. I will write to you tomorrow when I get home.
      I will explain everything. I do not know how to explain my poetry. However, in this case the second part can be explained.
      Take good care of you!

       

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