Moral Mondays: A Freedom State of Mind

Swallow diving

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The building had large plate windows on all sides with views onto the surrounding fields: yellowing knee high grass interlaced with poppies red as a fresh scald. A flash of black and white cut the yellow – a swallow skimming up gnats in its scalpel sharp beak.

‘What’s to stop me running?’ asked Nick.

The guard threw a rock that arced so high it vanished in the glare of the sun. ‘You can run,’ he said.

A bang. A shower of earth. A flutter of black and white feathers.

‘But remember freedom is a state of mind, son.’



Written for Nortina’s Moral Mondays. See the moral – this week being Freedom is a state of mind and write 100 words or fewer to go along with it. See here for full Ts and Cs, people. 




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