Heaven and earth #short prose #flash fiction #prose poem

Heaven and earth change places.
The core of the earth shines. Rays pierce waters, beamed from below, springing from the phosphorescent floor.
Dark corridors open in the walls.
I put my hand in the water.
My hand metamorphosizes into bright silver.
Noise. A nymph?! Oh, that pristine beauty which always dethrones Aphrodite’s pagan looks.
I don’t want to leave. This is the only place I’ve known where any remembrance of human neurosis dissipates like morning fog.
“Clara we can’t stay here. We need to leave.”
“Miguel, I am not leaving. You said everything for me.”
“Clara, they don’t sell the damn grotto. If they did, I’d buy it for you. We need to leave.”
“I am not leaving.”
The light from the water floats inside his eyes.
How beautiful.
How seductive.
Is he angry with me?

(excerpt from the manuscript Glass Lovers)

Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings, my poetry book, will be available for pre-order on April 14th; publication date April 20th.

@Gabriela Marie Milton

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101 thoughts on “Heaven and earth #short prose #flash fiction #prose poem

    1. Thank you so much my dearest Pia. You are so kind to me. Sending you love and make sure you stay safe 💕

      1. This really humbles me. Thank you again. You are too sweet.

  1. Lovely imagery sweet Button. “Rays pierce waters, beamed from below, springing from the phosphorescent floor.
Dark corridors open in the walls.” Gorgeous writing as always. I like the ending as well. Blessings and good health to you dearest Button. Continue to stay safe. Love and hugs Joni

    1. Sweetheart, Good morning and thank you for your beautiful words. I am delighted that you liked it. blessing, good health and lots of love to you honeybun.
      Enjoy your day.

  2. So beautifully written. It is absolutely stunning in detail and very visual. The imagery is amazing. Fantastic prose! 💕

    1. My dearest Lucy. Thank you so much for your beautiful words. They really touch my soul. I am so grateful to you for you generous support.
      Thank you again sweetheart and please stay safe.

  3. Good morning G,

    Your fiction read like your poetry. Gorgeous. Vivid. Breathing passion.
    Always wonderful to find these Glass Lovers excerpts.

    Have a wonderful day. (Try to find some me time for yourself).
    Be well.

    1. Good morning Drew
      Thank you so much for your kind words. I am thrilled you like the piece. I hope you feel well. I really do. If not I am going to leave a silent message on your phone 🙂 I don’t know your phone number but… magic may work…:)
      Be well too Drew.

    1. Thank you so much Francisco. I am thrilled you liked it. Will you steal that garden of flowers with me? 🙂

    1. aw… Jay you are so kind to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
      Stay safe my dear friend!

      1. I am a nice guy, but you really deserve! Your poems are just as vivd as the art you attach to them. But wow, hugs and kisses, now you’re making me blush! 😀

      2. Thank you. Thank you. I am glad I made you blush. You must be looking great. Here comes another hug! 🙂

    1. Hello! I’ll will be more than happy to do it as soon as I get a chance. Stay safe.

    1. Hi Eric. I am thrilled to hear from you. Thank you very much for the praise and for your kind words. I very much look forward to reading you book too.
      Eric, I got your email. Thank you and sorry I did not get around to answer till now. But we are good. Just let me know when. I don’t think there will be any conflicts.
      Ah, England! The plan was to again visit England this summer. Now I don’t know what the plan is anymore.
      Anyway, stay safe, Eric. My best to everyone.

    1. Haha! Bo I meant to ask you something. I checked Foxglove Journal. It’s wonderful. But it is closed for submissions for about a year or so I am told by other readers. I wish I could submit.
      I hope you are all staying safe. Hugs to little B. How is he doing?

      1. I saw it too recently but didn’t know it’d be for so long. She’s probably busy or has all time slots full. Maybe she’s just taking a break. I’ll let you know if I hear sth.

        We’re ok. Trying to. At least we’re all together here. B is fine. We’re lying about why he can’t go out. What can we tell him?

      2. Please let me know if you hear anything from her.

        I am glad you guys are ok,. What did you tell him? Did you say anything?

    1. Thank you so much for thinking of me. It means a lot. I am fine. I hope you are well and you stay safe. Sending you plenty of good wishes 🌸


      2. You are a great person and a great artist. That is important for all of us. As for going mad I think I am about to do the same. And nobody will no the difference either 🌸

    1. Thank you so much. I am deeply grateful for your comment. Please stay safe 🌸

    1. Thank you again. I am not the only one. You have a great way with words too.

    1. Thank you so much Jude. I am so glad you liked this piece, my dear friend. I hope everything is ok with you.
      Sending you hugs and good wishes.

      1. I am my dear friend. Thank you. I just read your most recent poem. It’s magnificent.

    1. Thank you. I don’t have a date for my novel yet but thank you for asking dear.

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