Beyond (Within) by Maude Larke

In a gray land a magenta wall rose and traversed the waste and the gray folk lived away from it in fear: “Beyond that wall the wind lurks; it will sweep you through the crack between the sky and the earth,” they told their dappled children. One day a yellow boy was entranced by the color and dared to climb the magenta wall and stand against the sky. Beyond the wall were gardens of flowers and butterflies and trees that sprouted color and he knew that those who crossed the wall were swept into smiling rainbows for them to use as hammocks. He brought some of the beauties back to show the gray folk; but all they could see were wilted buds, a dead butterfly and an eccentric boy.

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5 responses to “Beyond (Within) by Maude Larke

  1. Nice, Maude. The ending answered so much.

  2. len kuntz

    that is so true. thank god for children.
    loved your use of colors.

  3. Alexandra Pereira

    Liked the picture this painted in my mind – the contrast between the gray and the colored! Loved this line… “…that sprouted color and he knew that those who crossed the wall were swept into smiling rainbows for them to use as hammocks.” Nice :)

  4. beauty is in the eye of the beholder. thank goddess for the eccentric boys. peace…

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