Welcome to the TREE OF LIFE: Branching Out collaborative writing challenge, where creative minds meet epic movie music. To read the collective story in its entirety as it unfolds and for more details on this groundbreaking collaboration with Audiomachine click HERE.
Today’s featured guest is the mysterious spinner of tales, Djinnia. You can find more of her lyrical prose in the winner’s circle of Figment as well as Wattpad, Authonomy and Hexbound.
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Inspiring Soundtrack: Audiomachine – Breaking Through – Tree of Life
A gust of wind tore through the Tree’s branches. Lightning flashed and thunder rumbled in dark tones. The threatening storm ruptured, and rain poured from the sky.
Zoe’s heart saddened as the vibrant new life became pummeled by the pelting rain. “Oh no.”
He touched her shoulder in comfort. “It’s all right. Death is as natural as life.” He lifted her face with the crook of his finger to meet his gaze. “Many will survive and be the stronger for it. Those that do not will be mourned by you because you loved them.”
She understood then. Love was the savior and the destroyer. It was the succor and the hindrance. It was the truth speaker and the deceiver. Love was meant to be clung to tightly yet strong enough to let go without reservation.
Zoe laughed as she threw her hands up into the storm. The freedom of her insight exploded forth from her heart like a Phoenix from the ashes. She grabbed his hands and danced away in giddiness as she imagined her soul flying alongside in joyous rapture.
The rain slackened then stopped. The clouds vanished to allow sunlight to create water diamonds to dazzle their eyes as a rainbow painted the sky.
© 2013 Djinnia
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18 thoughts on “Tree of Life: Branching Out Featuring Djinnia”
Beautifully written Djinnia!
Yes! Oh, I think this may be my new favorite! I love the wisdom imparted here and the action- both of the envioronment and the characters. Beautiful langage, great development- love it!
thanks. i tried to pull threads from the other pieces like the darkening sky.
I love the Yin and Yang concept in this piece. Great emotion too.
thanks. i appreciate it.
Your “phoenix rising from the ashes” interpretation of the music is masterfully conveyed! Beautifully written:)
ahh! thank you.
Superb and thoughtful, my friend. Indeed and “the rainbow painted the sky.” Lucid imagery and thank you for your contribution.
Great emotion in this piece, and a great description of the storm. Nice.
It’s lovely Djinnia 🙂
Lots of imagery here.
Tina @ Life is Good
“as a rainbow painted the sky.” Beautiful…
thank you everyone.
I can’t thank Sam enough for the opportunity to contribute.
“Love, the Destroyer” should be on a t-shirt, for reals. 🙂
I enjoyed the details of the rain and her experience with it. Who doesn’t love to dance in the rain?
Shannon at The Warrior Muse
This was marvelously written. Loved the vivid imagery. I could really see the scene play out.