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 author, Angela Brown, weaves the magical and mysterious into her tales. For more of Angela’s speculative spirit, join her Pursuit of Publishness.
* Listen to the inspiring track from Audiomachine’s Tree of Life album featured in the sidebar music player
Inspiring Soundtrack: Audiomachine – Leaving the Nest – Tree of Life
A thunderclap jolted the trio awake, hearts racing from surprise. Dark clouds brooded impatiently, closing in on their nest in the sky. Emitting high pitched squawks in protest, the eagles took flight, leaping free, followed closely by the unicorn.
Tempest winds whistled in their ears and worried their wings, stripping feathers by the handful as they spiraled down. Bones shifted and stretched. Their bodies elongated into human form.
The moment Zoe and Adam lost all flight, their feet sank into wet grains of sand. Their bodies sizzled from the transition, skin stung by rainfall.
“Over there!” Adam pointed to a cluster of low hanging palm leaves. Grasping each other’s hands, they ran the few yards to shelter, falling to their knees beneath the canopy.
“Where are we?” Zoe rubbed her hands over her bare arms.
“Where we are meant to be. Together.” Adam traced his thumb along her jawline and leaned forward.
Zoe closed her eyes, tingling inside from the spark he sealed in her when they first met.
Adam breathed out. Zoe breathed him in.
In a tangle of arms and legs, wet hair splayed upon the sand, man knew woman.
And the thunder rolled.
© 2013 Angela Brown
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