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 writer is the dark and whimsical temptress, Mina Lobo. Discover the sensuous side of imagination at Some Dark Romantic.
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Inspiring Soundtrack: Audiomachine – An Unfinished Life – Tree of Life
And after this moment? Zoe thought. The core of me remains, so I believe I must go on, but where? To what purpose?
Zoe sensed that her new form would not last. She flew in rapid circles, uncertainty and fear roiling within. An urgent need for action gripped her. Right or wrong, her spirit compelled her to go.
She swooped and brushed a wing against Adam’s cheek. When his hand reached for her, Zoe soared away into the darkening skies.
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Adam watched the eagle until it was barely a speck. He’d known Zoe must leave, so why this overwhelming sadness? Why did his soul groan in protest? For Zoe, he had all the answers, but for himself? None.
“You’re still here?” asked the wizened woman. At his bewildered look, she said, “An Adam needs his Eve, you know.”
At that, Adam sprinted and leapt into the air. His change instantaneous, a second eagle bolted after the first.
The horse whinnied a question.
“Yes, you can go too.” The elder swept her gnarled hand, transforming him into a silvery-grey dove. He hovered, gave an experimental swirl, then followed his master to parts yet unknown.
© 2013 Mina Lobo
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