Spread Your Wings

  “Spread your arms like wings” his beautiful voice whispered to my ear, sending down a feeling I could not describe.

“Breathe, forget, forgive, and let go.” his voice echoed.

 Those last words were still ringing in my head. I didn’t want to forget or forgive. Breathing was not something I found easy to do after all these years of hardship. Letting go was not something I was sure I could do, not after all the hurt and pain those bastards caused me.

 I stood at the edge of the window, my feet feeling the cold metal. I looked down. I wasn’t scared of heights or doing this at all. I was more scared of where I would go. No, I was scared of who I was going with. Of who was telling me to do this. A sudden wind caused my black long hair to fly back and for me to lose my balance. I yelped, a scream escaping my mouth. My body went cold, almost rigid until I felt a strong hand on my arm.

 “Whoa, there.” the warmth of his voice spread through me.

 He pulled me back into the darkness of the room. I stepped out of the window in a trance not really knowing that I was about to fall to my death. I suddenly turned and stared at his green eyes,

“I can’t do this!” I whispered “I can’t just leave this, even if it caused me pain. You can’t just expect me to leave…it’s not that easy.”

 He didn’t say anything. He just stared at me so intensely I turned my head away feeling exposed under his eyes. His hands were like ice, as he grabbed my arms and gently led me to the window once again. Blindly, I stepped on the edge once more. I felt his body behind me as if protecting me. For some reason I wasn’t scared of him anymore.Maybe I never was. I was more scared of how he could figure me out.

“Look out there. Look at the night sky, past the stars into the galaxies, into a new world.” A soft breeze was blowing.

“Look at the trees, look at the night clouds, feel the wind, and hear it calling your name.” He said, his voice calm.

“Open your heart and forget them all. Come and fly away. It’s out there once you are free, where you will forget and be who you once were. Forgive Lyanne and be new.”

He stopped and I felt him looking at the sky. This is what I always wanted to do, go with him and leave this place. I could feel the tug in my heart, that suddenly went away as another feeling wrapped my soul.

“I’m afraid.” my words barely audible.

He laughed softly and was beside me, grabbing my hand with his. I knew he was letting me think and feel. I looked out at the stars and out beyond the galaxies. I listened hard at the wind and heard it calling my name. I instantly knew that I had to do this no matter what. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. I breathed deeply, forgetting the past and what once used to be and looking at the future. I turned and stared at his beautiful face. He stared back and nodded as if knowing my decision.

“See it as an adventure you will never forget.” he said

His eyes twinkled with adventurous desire. I smiled and he smiled back as I grabbed his hand tightly and looked ahead. I didn’t know what I was going to find or where was he leading me. I just knew he came and I could trust him.

“Lets Go.”

This little story or short piece of writing just came to mind two days ago. I wrote and I wrote and this is the results. The story just above :). I think its all right and I wanted to share it with you all. Let me know what you think!

Writing © The Reading Girl



23 thoughts on “Spread Your Wings

      • It’s really good. Some people just have a gift. And you are passionate about reading, so it comes as no surprise that you would excel in writing.
        So glad my comment made your day sweetie.


      • Sure thing. Of course it’s in Portuguese, but the guy transcribing it will be passing it on to me any day now for translation. Then the subtitles will be put in.
        I’ll let you know.


      • Whoa! That’s a good amount of languages. Spanish is your first? Where are you from? I’d love to speak Italian. I only speak English and Portuguese fluently, however I speak Spanish as well and even lived in Argentina for almost three months.
        I’m so glad you understood it. Wow.


      • 🙂 yes 😀 I am Puerto Rican but I was taught proper Spanish (hehe), and English is my second. I live in Miami,Florida right now. French is my third and I am starting to understand Portuguese and a little bit of Italian. How was Argentina?


      • Argentina was amazing. Actually, we were in Buenos Aires, although I have also been to Rosario. From what I know, you have Buenos Aires, and then you have the rest of Argentina. They speak Spanish with an Italian accent. And they have the best, I mean, the absolute best ice cream I have ever eaten in my entire life. I was ruined for ice cream after that. And it was sooooooo cheap. Yummmmmm. I love experiencing other cultures so tango in the street on a sunny day and going to a jazz bar at night with friends just for some good conversation was amazing. They even had a local theatrical production upstairs at one place we visited at 12:00 midnight. You pay for it after they perform, however much you want.


  1. I really like this! It flows well and I really felt like I was feeling what she was feeling.

    The only thing that I can see is some slight repetition that isn’t necessary. For example:
    “Breathe, forget, forgive, and let go.” his voice echoed.

    Those last words were still ringing in my head.

    Echoed and ringing are really similar, so you don’t need both.
    I yelped, a scream escaping my mouth.

    Did she yelp or scream? They’re slightly different, and one would suffice, depending on the emotion you are attempting to portray. If you want to keep it a bit more whimsical, which is what I feel from it, I would even use a gasp.

    So basically less is more. Otherwise I think you’ve got wonderful writing, and I’m looking forward to reading more! 😀


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