Sunday Photo Fiction: Nature’s Pull

147 03 March 13th 2016It was a moonless night and he could smell the storm coming in from the east. Subsequently, the initial sparks of light graced the dark sky. He trudged over the muddy hills and saw them flickering in the distance; fireflies. He reached the stone slab and knelt down, watching the tiny dancing bugs speak to the lightning. Both natural creations flashed messages back and forth in what seemed to be perfect Morse code.

Dean closed his eyes. How terrified he’d be whenever the storms rolled in. The crashing clouds and majestic displays of lightning sent him scurrying under the covers. Then Martin, the new stable hand moved in and whenever the rain came calling, Dean watched him gaze in awe at nature’s magnificent designs.

As curiosity overcame fear, Martin took himΒ to observe the fireflies, as the first streaks of lightning flashed intermittently above.

“They’re talking to each other!” exclaimed Dean.

What followed was a growing admiration of nature’s sagacity, as Dean, now a Professor of Atmospheric Physics, bent fondly near the gravestone of the man who helped him discover this fascination.Β Martin was laid to rest among his indigenous companions, an apt place for the man who loved nature.

Written for Sunday Photo Fiction

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16 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction: Nature’s Pull

  1. Steve Lakey says:

    A very touching story. Nice to see Martin got the respect he deserved.

  2. mandibelle16 says:

    Well done. Martin did so much, it’s good he ca now rest.

  3. I loved your spin to the prompt! Excellent! We can all help each other in some way or another rather than fighting with each other.

  4. maria says:

    Oh, his fear completely turned to fascination! We ought to have more people like Martin. He’s a truly inspiring man. πŸ™‚

  5. athling2001 says:

    Nicely written. I like how the lightening and lightening bugs are ‘talking’ to each other. Never thought of that.

  6. luckyjc007 says:

    Well written, showing the type of person Martin was and the effect he had on others.

  7. Great way he took to nature and for what he did. Good story.

  8. Lyn says:

    Loved this πŸ™‚

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