The Collection: Up and Away

This week’s Carrot Ranch prompt, given by Charli Mills, was to write a 99-word (no more, no less) story using the phrase up and away.

This pedometer geek writer chose to write the following:

Up Into the Sky

Aloysius, the white cat, liked to fly ever since he found the blue jay feather, which, when tucked behind his left ear, gave him the power to soar. He didn’t need to say the magic words, “up and away,” or need a beautiful balloon; he just needed his feather and his desire to fly.

When he flew, Aloysius felt so empowered that he almost felt like he ended up in a fifth dimension, a dimension where it was just sky filled with fluffy clouds and the sun shining on his fur. Returning to earth, though, was a pleasure, too.  

~Nancy Brady, 2022

The Collection is now up on the blog. The stories written by the Word Wranglers are so varied. Check out all the stories; they can be found here:

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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6 Responses to The Collection: Up and Away

  1. Love those references. Sweet.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jules says:

    I think this story reminds me of vacationing… good to go, but always good too, to come home 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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