The Merry Sisters of Fate are three authors: Maggie Stiefvater, Brenna Yovanoff, and Tessa Gratton. And, they have this marvelous site where they share their writing and all sorts of fantastic things. In honor of their new blog home, they have a small contest running --- to write something original based on this prompt, and then share it.
I did this once before, and it felt really good to compose something. In fact, I might try to do this more often, just to stretch my writing a bit..... I thought I'd try again, so here's my contribution:
Moving past you
|“The Turret Stairs” by Frederic Burton|
in this passage,
as I steal as much
of an embrace as this
narrow stair allows.
But for a promise made when I was a girl,
I would be free to be yours, not
smothered in the bell jar of my marriage.
All the gifts in the kingdom cannot
undo the ache in my heart
Even as I am fixed firmly in my station,
of climbing from the high tower,
down to your embrace and the promises
of distant shores.