This is my entry for the Menage Monday challenge at caramichaels.com
Use these three prompts:
The Phrase: “might be fun” (this can appear anywhere in the story)
The Judge’s Prompt: unlikely inspiration
Must be 100-200 words
So here it is!
“Come on, Aurora, give it a try,” Aurora said with a playful smile. “You have to learn to fly sometime.”
“I can’t,” I said.
Her purple, shimmering wings shuffled as she placed her hands on her hips. “I’m the one in charge of training you during your transition. Maybe you just need a little inspiration.”
She blinked, and instantly we were in a parking garage. Not a human in sight.
“See those footprints?” She said, pointing to the concrete ledge above us. “I have a challenge for you. Fly up there and land sideways so that you can leave your footprints too.”
“This is silly.”
“If a human can get prints up there, you can too… Oh come on, it might be fun.”
I sighed. There was no getting out of it. I focused all my mental energy on defying gravity, and with a few flaps of my wings I was up. Landing gently, I placed my small feet next to a pair of larger prints.
“Happy?” I said, looking down at the sideways world.
She nodded, satisfied.
“Those aren’t actually human prints are they?” I said, putting it together.
“Nope. I learned to fly here too.”