Soaring Flames

Her eyes gleamed as she watched the crimson heart-shaped sky lantern soar high.

There were thousands of them dotting the night sky like an iridescent galaxy of flickering fairy lights.

Looking at her wonder-filled eyes, he knew this was the moment he had been waiting for; so, he got down on one knee and popped the question.


Photo by Erik Witsoe via Unsplash

Written for Three Line Tales, Week 125


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8 thoughts on “Soaring Flames

  1. Well written, thanks for sharing!… love and the heart knows when the time is right!.. 🙂

    “I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.”

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    1. Thanks. I guess decisions taken with an open heart are always right. I do believe that heart has an intuitive power which can overrule mind’s logical way of thinking sometimes.

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      1. I like to think that the heart (love, passion) and mind (logic, thought) work together as a team coming up with compromise and the best possible answer… 🙂


      2. Absolutely, Larry. However, in my experience I’ve seen that people are scared of following their hearts. More often than not, they would listen to their minds because mind tells them that a particular option is safe and will prevent them from a possible loss. Even in matters of heart, they would listen to their minds because love demands a certain level of emotional investment and people are very stingy when it comes to forming emotional bonds. I hope I am making sense here 😛

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      3. You do make sense…. I believe that in many cases, social pressure has a great deal to do with it… be it love, relationships, religious beliefs , etc… people afraid of showing their true feelings for fear of what society may think… 🙂

        “It’s a saying they have, that a man has a false heart in his mouth for the world to see, another in his breast to show to his special friends and his family, and the real one, the true one, the secret one, which is never known to anyone except to himself alone…” James Clavell,

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  2. Yes, that’s true. We often shy away from showing what we truly feel. The fear of being judged prevents us from expressing our thoughts, ideologies or feelings freely.

    If you don’t mind, may I ask were you an educator before? You seem to have profound knowledge in almost all streams of learning. You know so much about art, music, literature or science. I feel really good sharing my thoughts with you; and, it seems I can learn a great deal from you.


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