Quickening #FridayFictioneers

When my wife opened our window for the first time, a quick little sparrow rushed into our room and fluttered about. I stepped back for a minute, then went to catch her. As I closed in I confess I was thinking of cups of seeds, a little perch; a wicker cage. But my wife put her hand on my shoulder and said, “Consider the little children as they line up with solemn faces, then flash down from Heaven quick as lightning.”

I stepped back again, and the sparrow flew back outside–light and quick as breath.

Yes! It may be every other week but I’m still in the game. I’m voyaging in the brave new world of posting using the WordPress app on my phone, which is why the photo prompt is not appearing. If you’re curious, though, you can see it at the link below:



About glossarch

The word "glossarch" doesn't exist. At least, not yet. But let's pretend it does for a second. The first part is "gloss," a word that comes to us from Ancient Greek via Latin and English. It means "language." The second part also comes from Ancient Greek and can mean "having power over." So "glossarch" means simply "language controller." So what am I doing making up words? Well, I made up an entire language once. It's called Angosey. So I'm the Glossarch of Angosey. I'm currently a doctorate student in volcano seismology (a branch of geophysics). I enjoy writing fiction and poetry, launching balloons, programming, and hanging out with my lovely wife! Follow me on Twitter! Writing and language creation: @glossarch Balloons and science: @bovineaerospace
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18 Responses to Quickening #FridayFictioneers

  1. neilmacdon says:

    There’s some lovely wordcraft in this

  2. “light and quick as breath.” lovely line. Well written.

  3. granonine says:

    Agree with Neil. Lovely story, wise woman, caring man.

  4. Dale says:

    Sweet story

  5. The caged bird might sing, but the free bird soars…

  6. Varad says:

    Loved the writing, Glossarch.

  7. pennygadd51 says:

    There are some pretty phrases in this.

  8. Sarah Ann says:

    Such beautiful and lyrical writing in the this.

  9. Your story made me happy. I spend a lot of time capturing creatures in our house and setting them free – spiders, bats, mice. Don’t ask me how some of them get in! Some beautiful words in this. Kudos.

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