Flashes of Fiction: A Wind-Blown Reed

Hey. Tirzah here.

My character has started a new weekly challenge for me. This task is to write a flash fiction piece of no more nor fewer than 100 words (commonly known as a drabble,) based on whatever prompt I find, every Tuesday.
Consider yourselves encouraged to write a drabble of your own, based on the prompt or otherwise inspired by the vignette below. 

Today’s Prompt:



A wind-blown reed stops to consider the wind.

Standing stern for a moment against the felt unseen, it wonders at the wind’s motive in blowing reeds about, or in blustering at all.

Water flows and serves the reed. Sun shines and serves the reed. Silt at the reed’s roots settles and serves the reed.

The wind, now, what does it do for the reed? Why does the wind, then, blow?

The wind laughs and dances, winks and whispers, tugs and teases.

Hearing no answer but the wind in the reeds, the reed realizes, and doesn’t, and sways in the wind.



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