#FF — Beating Bright

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PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yehuda

April’s cloud blankets served to keep us in our caves, vicariously monitoring life through fogged panes of glass and pixelated screens. The second winter of covid had been harsh, perhaps harsher than the first, as our views focused on celebrities hurling dung at each other in courtrooms and maniacs with tanks leaving mangled corpses behind in the rubble.

Today, May’s sun shoved blankets aside and claimed the sky. Some were afraid to believe and wilted inside. Most of us, pale-skinned, crept out and had soular batteries recharged. The caretakers stood tall among us, arms outstretched, hearts beating bright with thanks.

[100 words]

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

58 Comments Add yours

  1. jegoldie says:

    It’s supposed to be a sunny afternoon here 🤞
    Nicely written Li. 🙂💜🦋

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Jen!

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  2. Badfinger (Max) says:

    It is beautiful here today…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      YAY, glad to hear it, Max. The grass is growing so green here!

      Like

  3. Sadje says:

    I like soular recharge ❤️

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  4. trentpmcd says:

    I like the term “soular batteries”. Yep, a nice spring day outside does recharge them, doesn’t it?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes! Glad you like the term, Trent.

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  5. pennygadd51 says:

    Some lively descriptive writing, Lisa, and an excellent last line.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Penny, thank you for reading and your kind comment.

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  6. Very descriptive! Here’s to Vitamin D!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      YES! Na’ama, thank you for the wonderful image to inspire wonderful stories.

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      1. Credit goes to Mother Nature and the caretakers of the West Side Community Garden! 🙂

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  7. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice description: “May’s sun shoved blankets aside and claimed the sky”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Frank ❤

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  8. Iain Kelly says:

    My favourite season for this very reason. Another chance to start again and hope the world will sort itself out.. Nice one.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Iain. Glad you enjoyed the story.

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  9. memadtwo says:

    Like emerging from a long enforced hibernation…(k)

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  10. plaridel says:

    i could feel the freedom and the joy of being out in the sun even for a little bit. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Plaridel, so glad you could. I was feeling it myself yesterday 🙂

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  11. authorfleurl says:

    Loved this! Especially soular batteries. Beautifully descriptive. I could feel the freedom as well 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Fleur 🙂

      Like

  12. Dear Lisa,

    Soular batteries. Subtle and effective. May this be our story, coming out into the sunlight with covid winter behind us. Lovely story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, so glad you are pleased by the story. Yes, may it be so.
      Shalom,
      Lisa

      Like

  13. Blue skies and sunshine serve to remind us that there is still some good in this damaged world of ours. Nice one Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Indeed, Keith! Thank you.

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  14. Bill says:

    True. We are so affected by seasons and weather. Well conceived, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Indeed we are, Bill. Thank you.

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      1. Bill says:

        You’re welcome.

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  15. Margaret says:

    This is lovely. You’ve covered the best and the worst of us in one small story.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks, Margaret.

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  16. James McEwan says:

    The world is a wonderful place, it is a shame that there are those who don’t appreciate as much as you do.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      James, thank you for your lovely comment.

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  17. GHLearner says:

    This is great, and so full of wonderfully crafted sentences. A spring day after this winter does indeed recharge the soular batteries. I’ll steal this expression.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Gabi, I’m delighted you enjoyed my story and feel free 🙂

      Like

  18. Invigorating our ©”Soular Batteries” when Spring arrives is healing as well as uplifting. Nicely written, Lisa. I feel Spring-like from this read.
    Izzy 😎

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So happy to hear it, Isadora! Thank you.

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      1. Your very welcome … Isadora 😎

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  19. Nobbinmaug says:

    “You spelled solar wrong… Ah! I see what you did there. Nice.” Those were my thoughts reading this. This is a lovely, hopeful piece.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Nobbin.

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  20. Tannille says:

    I can feel the warmth in this story. I liked the reference to dung  — sums everything up!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you!

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  21. granonine says:

    Lots to like here. I especially loved “soular batteries.” Brilliant 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Linda, thank you. Very happy you enjoyed the story.

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  22. Michael says:

    Frustratingly some angry Maniacs just can not see the beauty in May.

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  23. Laurie Bell says:

    Beautiful ! That first taste of the sun on hometrapped skin is lovely!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Laurie!

      Like

  24. draliman says:

    It’s good to be outside again 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      YES! It makes ALL of the difference.

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  25. Wow, what a phrase…soular batteries recharged! Great descriptive story

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Neel, thank you so much and glad you enjoyed the story.

      Like

  26. Now this is a tale of rebirth. Rejuvenation. Re:yes, please, I’ll have what they’re having. Well done. I hope the promise is for real this time.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Sascha! I hope so also.

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