55 word fiction

A collection of 55 word stories written by various bloggers.

Wandering Dervish

death from a skyscraper

i read about deaths everyday
people succumbing to
the urge of the plunge.

there must be something intensely attractive
about gravity.
and about a clean sweep to oblivion.
perhaps not so clean.

but i often wonder
no one talks about
deaths of people
who can not take the plunge.
of selfish cowards
dying in their cocoons


She made sure she had enough; polished her wings one last time and looked longingly at her nest. Days were only going to get colder and there was a very long way ahead. She was sad and thought ‘why does this have to happen every year?’
The others were already hovering above.

It was time.

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