Smaerd turns to me, “tell me about Cranes.”
I jumped right in, “ah, ‘Story of the Cranes’, do you know scholars deny it?”
Smaerd looked at me, “no not that.”
I didn’t ask, just jumped right in, again.
“Oh, you mean, a thousand origami Cranes and how they make a wish come true!”
Smaerd now exasperated, said “no, tell me of Cranes, their role, describe them, anything but the sentiments humans attach to them.”
I looked aghast, for I knew nothing of Cranes.” I hear they dance with charisma, ………” silence….. Do they fly? Do they chirp?……
Don’t you judge!😃
Image credit: FrankWinkler
Interesting Fact 1: Story of the cranes is a refuted historical tale of how Satan tried to influence prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) revelations.
Interesting Fact 2: It is a popular belief in Japan that if you make a thousand origami Cranes, your wish will come true.
This post was inspired by Carrot ranch literary community May 10, 2018: Flash Fiction Challenge.
In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story defining “the charisma of cranes.” For centuries, cranes have inspired art and philosophy. You can write a crane story or create something new out of the phrase. Go where the prompt leads.