#FF — Lucy in the Sky


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The last thing I remember is seeing the Mack truck. Then I’m flying through a technicolor “sky.”

Time has lost its coordinates. There’s a whooshing sound mingled with the voices of infinite conversations, but I can’t understand what’s being said. I absorb the fragrance of every flower I’ve ever known.

The aerial sensory kaleidoscope ends and I’m approaching a sea. Wait! Is that you?

It is you!

With infinite love that encompasses me you say, “I’ve been waiting.”

My heart expands to the universe as I reach out.

But it’s not your time yet. You have to go back.”

[104 words]

 

I just watched the first episode of a netflix series on near-death experiences.  It was very interesting.  Of course I wanted to share some of what I learned from it. 

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the educational host of Friday Fictioneers.

63 Comments Add yours

  1. Dale says:

    Oh that was a wonderful write, Lisa! I loved the glimpse of what is to come but it not being his/her time yet.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Dale. If you get netflix check it out!

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      1. Dale says:

        I do have Netflix. 😊

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  2. Sadje says:

    Oh what a moving story Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        My pleasure!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. neilmacdon says:

    I wonder who decides when it’s my time

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  4. jenne49 says:

    A beautiful story! If only…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      From the people on the show, millions across the globe have had the experience! Really makes me wonder…

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  5. Nobbinmaug says:

    That Mack truck is usually a good indicator that it’s time. “How will I know when it’s my time?” “When that Mack truck hits you, it’s time.”

    I love the title. It conjures a hilarious image of her flying through the air especially knowing she survives.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Nice to see you back, Nobbin. What’s been happening with you? And… in my story, with time being unhinged as it is, you are logically correct, that this all could have taken place from the time the Mack hit her and she landed, still alive. Glad I was able to make you smile at the hilarity 🙂

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      1. Nobbinmaug says:

        That’s me, always the logical explanation.

        I see you’ve seen the detailed story of my absence. There were a few times I wished I could scroll through your movie reviews for some suggestions, but if I could do that, I wouldn’t be watching so many movies.

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    2. msjadeli says:

      I just read your story and where you’ve been. Get Well Soon!

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  6. Iain Kelly says:

    If only we could get to choose the time. Good story.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Iain.

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  7. Dear Lisa,

    Naturally I had an earworm right from the title. 😉 Love the colors and ethereal feel of the story. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, happy you are pleased with the story, thank you 🙂
      Shalom,
      Lisa

      Like

  8. trentpmcd says:

    Picture yourself in a boat on a river… hmm, didn’t realize it was Charon’s boat on the River Styx! Nice one.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Trent 🙂

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  9. I loved this! A beautiful story of the time after life here. The senses heightened and the reunions with those we love. She got a glimpse of what waits for her, even though it was not her time! Nicely done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks, Brenda. Glad you enjoyed the story 🙂

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  10. Dora says:

    Wonderful, unexpected ending, Lisa! I wonder if the persona is disappointed or not. Hope the injuries weren’t too bad and the hospital bills not sky high.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dora, on the episode I watched, almost every person said they were disappointed they had to go back but they understood why they had to. One guy’s dad said he would be the one to bring him back next time 🙂 I hope so also on the injuries and hospital bills. Thank you for reading and glad you liked the story.

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      1. Dora says:

        You’re welcome! I’m not too surprised they were disappointed but by the fact that they understood, as if they were given a higher wisdom.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Yes, exactly! That’s something else they said, that it was very difficult to be back knowing what they now knew!

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          1. Dora says:

            Amazing. I believe it.

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  11. Great write, Lisa. I loved the way your story unfolded.
    I could feel the interactions. Having had a near death experience,
    my curiosity is peaked by your Netflix suggestion. Nicely done …
    Be Safe 😷 … Isadora 😎

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Isadora, thanks and glad you connected with it. I bet you would love the show. I have only seen the first episode so not sure what else they present but check it out if you get a chance.

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      1. I plan on viewing the show this weekend. I’m always up for suggestions since with COVID I’ve seen almost eveyrthing out there. LOL

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        1. msjadeli says:

          You’ll see just where my story came from 🙂

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  12. Michael Humphris says:

    If only time would send more people back. It would be so good to reminisce,

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes it would! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you like it, Christian!

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  13. granonine says:

    Part of me wants to holler NO! NO! But–if it’s not his time, it’s not his time. Excellent story.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Linda!

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  14. draliman says:

    At least they know that when it is their time, their loved one is waiting.

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  15. GHLearner says:

    That would be a wonderful way to go. Physiological and psychological overload. Great story!

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  16. James McEwan says:

    A near death experience is one that may change your view and life choices. Interesting.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes. One of the ladies was dead for over an hour, in cold water (went over a waterfall in a kayak and it got lodged 10 feet underwater.) She also learned that her oldest son was going to die at 18! When 18 passed and he was still alive she started to relax, but shortly after that he was killed in a freak accident.

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      1. James McEwan says:

        Poor lad – The moral is; live your life the best you can.

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  17. Better too soon than a minute too late. Beautifully written.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks, Keith 🙂

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  18. plaridel says:

    life goes on until they meet again. well done. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Plaridel!

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  19. memadtwo says:

    A rude awakening indeed! (K)

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  20. ahtdoucette says:

    What a fascinating take on the prompt. I never thought of that Beatles song that way before. So much thoughts about that and about what is/might be going on in our minds in those liminal moments. I love the use of imagery too.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks for reading and your thoughtful comment, Anne.

      Like

  21. liz young says:

    Lovely atmospheric piece.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Liz!

      Like

  22. You are quite the writer, Lisa! 🌞

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Lisa 🙂

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  23. A lovely story Ms. Jadeli. I have watched that docu series as well. It certainly offers some food for thought. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      GiN, I’m glad you’ve seen the docu-series. I’ve only seen the first epi. Is it worth watching the rest? Yes, it does! You are welcome and thanks for reading and commenting.

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      1. I think some episodes offer some perspectives that get you thinking, while others had me feeling a bit skeptical and are a bit far fetched. I think there is value in watching the whole series, but I took a few things with a pinch of salt and others, like NDE’s I have a firm belief in. The episode on reincarnation is pretty mind boggling. I think you’d enjoy it. Let me know what you think if you do watch the whole thing.

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  24. Laurie Bell says:

    Wow lovely descriptions in this one. So visual and all those lovely scents. A shame they have to go back

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  25. Carol anne says:

    lisa this was awesome! Very well done on such a fantastic piece!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

      Like

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