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55 - Courage

She thought being brave meant charging into battle, standing up to tyrants or rescuing a child drowning at sea. Then she put on ballet shoes for the first time in thirty-five years. Twice as old as the others in the room, she put her game face on and approached the barre.

Courage takes many forms.











About Friday Flash 55: The challenge is to write a complete story in fifty-five words. If you've written a 55-flash, let The G-Man know!

9 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

I don't have that much courage.

February 1, 2013 at 12:44 AM
Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No classes for adults?

And yes, courage takes many forms. I'm glad you found the courage to return.

February 1, 2013 at 5:42 AM
izzy said...

Oh you are daring! Love it!

February 1, 2013 at 6:57 AM
Brian Miller said...

good for her...my wife was a ballerina for 18 years...i am sure that day will come for her as well...

February 1, 2013 at 7:46 AM
Ann (bunnygirl) said...

@Susan: Of course it's an adult class. I took a little poetic license, but I've got at least two decades on most of them.

February 1, 2013 at 8:19 AM
novroz said...

lovely flash...one I totally agree with.
good luck with your ballet :)

February 1, 2013 at 8:39 AM
G-Man said...

BunnyAnn...
Loved your foot shot!
A pic unshod is preferred by me, maybe that will come in due time..:-)
And I bet you can still pirouette with the best of them.
Loved your Bolshoi 55
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

February 1, 2013 at 9:08 AM
Mama Zen said...

I'm definitely a coward!

February 1, 2013 at 8:12 PM
Margaret said...

I am certainly impressed... assuming this is not a fiction 55... something tells me it is true. And good for you!

February 7, 2013 at 2:26 PM