Cornflower’s New Name – p.12

July 29, 2011 at 9:50 pm 3 comments

Cornflower tried to hold on to the vision of herself as an old woman but it faded quickly away and she was left in the dark again. After a while she could not tell whether her hands were still raised, whether her eyes were open, whether she was still standing on the ground. An age passed, or only a moment, and then she heard a noise, far off. It came closer, and reminded her of dry branches rubbing together in a winter wind.

The clicking and scraping was accompanied by a sudden blue light diffused in the air, and Cornflower realized that the night was over, and soon the sun would rise. She had survived until dawn. The weight of her experience settled on her then, and tears ran down her cheeks. Still, she dared not move.

As the light grew stronger, so did the strange noise. It was headed in her direction for certain.

A shaft of weak sunlight pierced the canopy above her head, and shone across Cornflower’s outstretched hands. She looked up at the web. The light was filtered into multiple beams but she could see no pattern or symbol that would help her get home. She was about to drop her heavy hands in despair when she looked down at her feet and saw that the spider had, in fact, kept its promise.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Craig T Adams  |  July 29, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Been worried about that gal!

  • 2. Carmen Kaligaris  |  July 29, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Was the spider Charlotte? XD

  • 3. Pam Breeding  |  July 29, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    I can’t muster any warm, fuzzy feelings for the spider::-) I was very happy for Cornflower and so very relieved that the sun finally came up!


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