Casting Off

Each time we crown this mountain, I wonder: will the tether hold? Will I float away to nestle amongst the stars? Loft me into the sky, my love, and pull me in again.


This post was made in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge weekend prompt, in which the editors gave us this assignment:

This weekend we’re asking for 30 of your own words plus the three following words for a total of 33 words:
Tether Loft Crown

This week’s challenge is community-judged! If you like my little piece, please visit the Trifecta site on Sunday starting at 5:00 PM US Pacific (8:00 US PM Eastern) to vote for your three favorites. I highly encourage you to read the other entries – there are some remarkably talented writers over there.

19 responses to “Casting Off

  1. This is beautiful….really beautiful.

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  2. Beautiful writing. You brought me there.

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  3. This is so lovely! I would expect nothing less from you, though. Another wonderful piece. 🙂

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  4. So beautifully written! “Loft me into the sky, my love” – this gave me goosebumps.

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  5. A wonderful piece… really this is love and trust

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  6. Such a sweet end to a lovely beginning:-)

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  7. I sense a kite or a balloon or am I missing something more grand and intense which is your usual style ? Loved it all the same.

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  8. Oh, man. I am LOVING “crown” and “loft” as verbs, and “tether” as noun. Fantastic. “Loft me into the sky, my love…” Gorgeous.

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    • I love that the editors chose words with such flexibility – all of them work as either a noun or a verb, and have so many different definitions. It really gave us a ton to work with.

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  9. One of the best of the weekend. That last line is just gripping and gorgeous.

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  10. Do you know that I drool over your words? Every single one is perfect. Though this is probably not about kids, it reminds me of the way parents toss their children into the air. With a loving touch and the security of catching them again. 🙂

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  11. I love the optimism — it’s only up from here!

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  12. I wonder if drifting into the stars would be such a bad fate? It sounds a bit romantic.

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  13. Loft me into the sky. Swoon. I’m in love with these images. Thanks for linking up. Don’t forget to vote.

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  14. I’m with Suzanne – goosebumps. Truly lovely, Christine!

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  15. Love the use of ‘crown’ and the sentiments expressed in this – so beautiful.

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