Prompt: Google maps – The Great Wall of China
Kelvin M. Knight
Knowing this wall was being this wall. This message was clear when I landed upon these ramparts. Clearer still was the knowledge that they built walls to keep things out, to keep things in, to keep themselves separated from themselves. They were misguided. Creating a wall created sides, inside their minds, whereas outside their minds, the reality was all things were equal.
I floated over their unequal heads. My colours cascaded. Their feelings became waterfalls, flowing along these walls, flowing over this wall. Rainbow-coloured emotions pooled amongst the greens and greys of yesterday’s forgiveness and tomorrow’s pain.
Settling upon the turret they were all heading towards, I saw their wall differently from the one I’d seen in the outer reaches of heaven. Nonetheless, I opened the fullness of my wings and shared with them the glorious folly of their wall.
Lost in themselves, they continued placidly past me.
This flash fiction story was written in response to the What Pegman Saw photo prompt which this week took us to The Great Wall of China.
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