Monday, July 8, 2013

For Norah

I've been away for a while, but I'm excited to get back to writing!  This week's entry is 175 words.

Trifecta:  Week Eighty-Five

We turn now to our weekly one-word prompt.  This week we are asking for a 33- to 333-word response using the word:

FLY (intransitive verb)
1a : to move in or pass through the air with wings
  b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space
  c : to float, wave, or soar in the air
2a : to take flight : flee
  b : to fade and disappear : vanish
3a : to move, pass, or spread quickly   

Please note that the above examples of the third definition use various tenses of the verb.  For Trifecta, remember, you must not change the tense.  We need fly, not flying or flew.  
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The days fly by.  From a baby in frilly pink dresses to wild-haired daredevil:  fearless, careless, brave and adventurous.  A fashion pioneer, you pair sneakers and fancy dresses for playing in the mud.  Velvet in June is no longer a fashion “don't”.  Seven, going on thirty; ready to take on the world.  “I'm all grown up now!” you declare, hands on hips, pointy chin arched defiantly.  You are brilliant.  Way too smart for my good.  You challenge everything I say.

You still enjoy a good snuggle, and you can't cut your own meat yet.  You need reminded to brush your teeth and hair.  There are flashes of the baby I remember, but they quickly disappear when you wow me with how well you read or spell a big word.  You can be manipulative and deceptive at the same time you're being tender and sweet.  You’re a hybrid of innocent little girl and worldly young woman.  You scare the hell out of me.

The days, they certainly do fly by.  And all I did was blink.