“EVENTUALLY” by Richard M. Ankers

Eventually, all things fall. There are no predetermined lengths, though guidance abounds. It is the nature of things, if you will, but fall they must. She fell further and faster than most.  


Her wings felt for the first time in forever as she tumbled from the cloud. This was what she would have told Him if caught, anyway. She plunged through ice crystals, then water, then vapour, and then more, until the sunlight struck her cheeks in golden waves of glee. She fell on, regardless.

The ground had seemed so far away, so very far. As a dot growing larger like an incoming wave, the blue engulfed her vision. But like all things, worlds turned. The blue gave way to patchy brown and green. She smiled; it was so beautiful.

Pain was uncommon amongst her kind, forgotten, even. She had heard of its devastating briefness, wondered and considered. Still, its thrall had proven greater than its fear.

He caught her in one giant marshmallow of a palm and lifted her on high. “You fell, but I have caught you,” He beamed.

“And I suspect I shall again.” Her shoulders slumped as her bright eyes filled with liquid sorrow.

That was when they imprisoned her. Just in case, the warning had said. They gave her a view of the blue and green dot. This, they imagined, was a kindness.


Now, she falls daily, to the floor, to her bed, to her knees. The others watch from above, whilst wringing feathers from their wingtips. They all know. They all want the same. For eventually, all things must fall. This is the way of things. If only He understood it.

Copyright © 2023 Richard M. Ankers

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Richard M. Ankers is the English author of The Eternals Series and Britannia Unleashed. Richard has featured in Expanded Field Journal, Love Letters To Poe, Spillwords, and feels privileged to have appeared in many more. Richard lives to write.

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Editor: Barbara Harris Leonhard

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Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir (EIF-Experiments in Fiction, 2022)

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9 Comentarios Agrega el tuyo

  1. A big thank you, Barbara, for publishing my story. 🙂

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    1. Meelosmom dice:

      We appreciate your submissions, Richard! 🌹

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  2. Eventually all things fall… great opening thought. And very true. It’s what happens after that brings definition. ❤️

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  3. This is very compelling, Richard.

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  4. jonicaggiano dice:

    This is a most beautifully written story. I believe in angels and this captured so many beautiful thoughts and sads one too. What a blessing to read you here Richard. Big blessings, Joni

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  5. Meelosmom dice:

    Richard, thank you for this shimmering, mystical piece. We appreciate your submission and are happy you resubmitted!

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  6. isteb22 dice:

    Lovely and heartbreaking. Emotion evoking for me, thank you

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  7. michnavs dice:

    A very beautiful story which captured my heart in so many levels.

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