Let our picture tell your story- First edition.

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I am thrilled to get the first edition of 'Let our picture tell your story' challenge started today.

50% of the post rewards go to the feathered friends community.

This isn't about grammar, this is about creativity and fun in the comment section. So have as much fun as possible and keep us entertained too.

Your story needs to be based on the image below.

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(Photograph @sofs-su)

Let the image ignite your imagination

Write a story as long or short as you like.

Let it be as entertaining and as creative as possible.

Engage with the other participants. Let engagement being meaningful and around the contest comments.
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Rules

There are only a couple of rules you need to follow for this contest

Your **story should be in the comment section **of this post.
Your story needs a title.

Rewards

@melinda010100 and the community account Hive- 106444 generously provides the prizes for this challenge. We have a reward pool of 8 Hives and 500 ecency points for our winners.

The first prize is 3 HIVE +100 points

Second prize 2 HIVE + points

Third prize is 1 HIVE +100points

Engagement 1 Hive +100points

Creative commenter 1 Hive +100points

Lets get this one rolling, join in and have fun!

There is more fun to be had here if you love photography check out this post by @nelinoeva

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banner by @barbara-orenya

Let the fun begin!!

Edit

I hate contests which don't mention the end date and I made the same mistake. Sorry about that.
Please note that this edition will end on 12 August Wednesday.
The next edition of Let our picture tell your story will begin on Thursday 13th August.
So keep your entries coming in.
Thank you to all those who have already written your stories. Please engage with the other participants too.

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Flight Journey

It was hot and humid, as I walked along a creek bed, crossing back and forth on the rocks, since the water level was low in most spots. At one point I crossed a spot with a deeper level of water. As I did so, this wave of dizziness overcame me and I fell on the rocks and then into the water pool. It happened so quickly, I had no time to think.

In the next moment, I was laying in this cradle of a many branched like structure, disoriented with no idea what just happened. Where’d the creek go? No water waves, no rocks, nothing. Complete change of landscape and I wasn’t even wet. I lay there feeling confused, trying to get my bearings. I couldn’t see the ground and had no idea of what was actually cradling me in its grasp.

Everything was still and quiet, except for a slight wind of indistinguishable whispers murmuring. As I lay there, staring upwards, two winged creatures manifested in the pale blue expanse above me. I watched them move to a spot directly over me. The whispers increased in volume but I still couldn’t ascertain anything that was being communicated, never mind identifying a language.

There was nothing recognizable to me, nothing familiar. I started to wonder where I actually was and how this happened. More whispers. Each thought I had was followed with whispers, yet I could see and hear nothing around me that was making those sounds. The winged creatures circled lower and lower. I thought, “Am I caught in some trap and about to be food?” There was no way to escape where I was. I closed my eyes, since I thought, “This is it for me, time to let go now”.

With my still closed eyes, I realized that these whisperings were being directly communicated into my mind. How is that possible? Still not clear what was being communicated to me. I waited. Still nothing, not being eaten alive, or ripped to shreds with hooked beaks and claws. I opened my eyes. The moment I did, I saw the two winged creatures, which I could now see were very bird-like.

They immediately took the form seen in this photo. Before I could wonder what this meant, a clear message, not in words, but in pictures was sent at the same time. The message was, “You’ve ended up here by accident and you must go back immediately. We are holding open the portal for you to return, since you have not completed your mission yet and you must return immediately to do so. If you do not agree to complete your mission, you will be sent back to start over and may never become free to evolve beyond the world you were in.”

I had one thought, “What on earth is going on?” One more message came, “You are not on earth. RETURN NOW!” In a flash of a blink, I was sent through the portal. On the next blink, I was sitting on the roots of a tree, where I often meditate. I walked to the spot where I’d been overcome with dizziness at the creek. The deep pool of water had disappeared. The area where it had been was completely changed. I breathed a sigh of relief. Maybe I just went too deep into meditation that day. Yes, that’s what it was, as I tried to convince myself, while that little voice inside me said, “You know that’s not true”.

I enjoyed reading this interpretation of the image. I once remember being super exhausted and lost in a camping trip when I was 10 years old and a lot of unsettling thoughts were circling in my mind. This reminded me a little bit of that time lol.

Yes indeed I guess most of us can relate to this kind of scenario. I know what You mean I was lost once as a kid in a deserted place and had the same kind of thoughts going through my head

Thank you @moon-city. How did you become lost? If you don't mind sharing the story. I can imagine how you felt.

I started roaming around alone while everyone else was busy setting up camp and suddenly I went too deep into the forest and then tried to think about how I could go back and eventually I did get back on my own after some time.

Oh not fun! I bet once you relaxed a bit, you were able to find your way out.

Yup exactly! Once I started using my senses, I was able to make my way back. Nine stay careful around ravines btw 😆

LOLOLOL! I assure you, I am paying full attention. 🤣

Yes, it's not possible to do much when in a state of fear. Once that is dealt with, the path clears, pun intended.

Hahahahha nice pun 😉. Ehh sometimes accidents happen but oh well we live to see another day

What a mystical story!! @nineclaws
A near death experience?
Or did the protagonist really die and was sent back to earth?
Hmm.. Intriguing to say the least.
This story took us to the nether world and back here..
Great story telling skills.
Thanks for the participation.

LOLOL! I hadn't thought of it as anything, but I can see it now. It's funny you ask about near death experience. I've been discussing that with a few people recently, all have had NDE's. Maybe that crept into my story without my being consciously aware of it. That's interesting.

I would say the protagonist was not aware of dying, not really aware of what happened. At the same time, aware that they must return to complete an agreement and could not leave until that was concluded.

Thank you @sofs-su, this is fun 😃

The stories we hear plays in the subconscious mind and shows up in our expressions and emotions.
Maybe the passage was smooth to realize that he was dead, most often these experiences are clouded in mystery because they are explainable by nature.
Either ways I loved it.
The judge here is going to have a tough time.

All different stories from different people. It was interesting because they are friends and I love personal stories of any kind. I agree that the subconscious mind does that. I've watched it play out over and over again. 😂

Ahhh, the judging, I wish you the best with it. I'm happy to see you doing a contest and such a fun one 😊

Some people pay quite a bit to take a fall like that you know. That explains it, the water disappeared.

Not all the water disappeared......details, details 😜 "The deep pool of water had disappeared."

Btw, I've paid dearly for a fall (not recently), so yes, I do know how that can be. 😉

LOL😆

I know people who meditate like that and go into different realms and experience different beings....
Though I am not sure which is scarier
You meditating your mind away or actually going in there for real ;D

Enjoyed the read @nineclaws

That's interesting. Different beings? I'm wondering what kind. In all the years I've meditated, I've never had the experience of meeting different beings, so I'm very curious.

You meditating your mind away or actually going in there for real ;D

I just died laughing! I'd say for some it's scarier, others, not so much. It depends entirely on the person. 😂

Thank you @kaerpediem

The line between is kind of very fine right? you really can't be sure where you , I guess.

I really don't know. That's a good question.

great story. just a friendly warning about curiosity and the cat. don't venture unguided in realms you are not prepared for. an unanticipated meeting with bad spirits has real consequences in this world.

I agree with you. Now I'm wondering what stories you have in that regard.

they are experiences i don't share on open forums. it's not an issue of privacy but they are better shared in face-to-face intimate settings where more than words are communicated

Oh wow, yes, I hear you on that. I had to ask and I can tell by what you've said the gravity of what you have experienced.

!LUV

I hear you could meet your Spirit Guide - some of them are not from earth so to speak ;D

Well, now, I've heard about spirit guides and I might know a few of them too 😜
Not from earth.....now my thoughts are spiraling as to where you've traveled.

Not me
I am terrible at meditating
My mind gets extra busy and I even think of laundry which otherwise I never would ...

Just a couple of days ago, I tried again with all that excitement with 8/8 and the Lion Gate
Didn't go as planned .. WIP :D

HAHAHA, you even think of laundry! I've never had that cross my mind when meditating.
WIP until dust 😂

Till dust hahaha

I'd rather not meet the different beings. There are all kinds of them in the spiritual realm.

Wow cool I love that story!

Thank you so much @chocolatescorpi!

Very magical and brings in so many real life questions too!

I seem to be going all mystic with stories at times, LOL. Thank you.

And why not. I LOVE magical and mystical stories so let them FLYYYYYyyyyyyyy.....😃

Oh sweet! I think I'm in takeoff mode with it now, so it's just going to grow. Thank you! 🤣

👍💞

Hahah that inner voice saying you know that's not true yep had that one often saying that to me ,

Thank you for joining the comment contest and I enjoyed your entry,
Good luck in the contest!
See you on the next one @nineclaws

I really like it that you picked one a very important point I put in that story. 💜

Hahah that inner voice saying you know that's not true yep had that one often saying that to me

I've never written stories, so this is, yet again an all new thing for me. I'm really glad you enjoyed reading. I know I enjoyed participating. I see you've already recruited me for the next one. 😂😂😂

Well here goes my attempt

Title: Tough times for Fred

Times had changed for Fred life used to be so easy living near a big city by the beach the messy humans leaving food scraps all over the place, getting food fir him Ethel and the kids was so easy and the selection was wide and tasty.
But now it’s all changed humans out in the beach was very rare and when they did they had these strange things covering their mouth and nose and weren’t eating when visiting the beach.

Now Ethel was used to Fred bring a great provider and didn’t notice the changes in the pattern of the humans and thought Fred was slacking off and was giving him a bit of a hard time.

So now Fred was feeling overwhelmed and had to start foraging for food on the beach, crabs, seaweed etc and if they were lucky a little fish now and again.

Little did they now this natural food was far better fir them than fries, chips and other fast food the humans dropped everywhere.

How true is that!
We human not only spoil our health eating wrong foods but we spoil the strength, the survival ability and the health of these creatures as well.
Hmm, for someone who said he is bad at writing you gave us a story with a great message.
Thank you so much @tattoodjay for accepting my invitation and your support.
This means a lot to me.
Thank you.

I will admit I did enjoy coming up with my little story
Thanks for hosting it

Thank you, you just made my day. I love the interaction here.. This is what makes Hive absolutely amazing.

Ohh yes I totally agree I love the interaction and sense of community on here

and you are an active part of this .. Thank you @tattoodjay

I do my best some weeks good some not so much

We all have our days. thank you so much.

Yes Fred & Ethel, stay away from them fast food!!!

Lol when I started writing I had no idea it would end up criticizing fast food lol

That's right let the humans eat that crap you guys stay away from it.

😂
Yes, leave them to us

LOL we deserve it 🤣

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Haa the birds are probably happy the humans have the masks over their mouths so they don't have to put up with them screeching all the time...I know I am...lol..

Great story @tattoodjay !

Lol so true

Thanks

Ahhhhh I like the Fred and Ethel hive journey

Thank you for joining the comment contest and I enjoyed your entry,
Good luck in the contest!
See you on the next one
@tattoodjay

Thanks Not what I do often writing isnt my thing, but this was fun

Early Bird Breakfast - a pun story

Iggy the eagle yawned widely as her enthusiastic dad flew in search of breakfast.
"You're not worming out of this Iggy." her father cackled.
Iggy groaned. "Do we have to get up this early to catch prey?"
"We can always prey at the church." Her dad replied.
Iggy took a deep breath, "Dad stop it, !"
"We live in an eagalitarian society Iggy, why not show off if you're talonted?"
But he looked crestfallen while delivering the line seeing Iggy's eyeroll.
Iggy smiled slowly as she soared behind her father.
"Because dad puns should be Ill-eagle."

You've gt a talon t for Pun ny stories. Good one here and quite L eagle too.
Thanks for joining in and spicing up this contest @diebitch

hahahaha!!
Loved this
Who doesn't like a punny one eh ;D

Yip , who does love those puns. 🤣

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I love eagles and the were up close as a birthday present so I love iggy and her dad great idea for the comment

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Good luck in the contest!
See you on the next one @diebitch

Friendship

Anne, Sarah and Lucy had spent the last 45 minutes searching for a way out of the gully. They had lost reception and their map had fallen down a ditch. Anne was famished and bothered by the carelessness of her two long time best friends; Sarah and Lucy. "You had one job to do Sarah and that was to take care of the map!" exclaimed Anne. Sarah whispered an apology out of embarrassment although she knew that the sharp winds had not been kind to them and the map had flown into thin air out of sight.

Anne had warned them to stay by her side and follow her lead since it was easy to lose your footing on a wobbly path of rocks. Suddenly, Lucy shrieked in shock as she lost her footing and found herself tumbling down a shallow gully. Anne and Sarah peered over the gully and found Lucy sitting down with few scratches on her arm. Sarah's eyes widened as she came up with a plan to rescue Lucy. "Anne let's take off our jackets and tie them up together like a rope and help Lucy get up" suggested Sarah.

"Listen Sarah we can find our way out first and then send a rescue team to get Lucy and look over at that slanting tree, it was there when we first came here. We are close to getting out" Anne coaxed. Sarah firmly told Anne that she was going to stay with Lucy and watched Anne walk away out of the woods. Sarah took off her jacket while Lucy removed hers to tie them up together like a rope and climb up to the ground. As Sarah and Lucy panted, Lucy pointed to the sky and exclaimed, "Look above Sarah! This is the first time I have seen two birds flying over ever since we have been out here this entire time. Thank you for rescuing me."

Sarah looked up to the sky and realized that they were very much like a pair of birds flying together one behind the other. Sarah sighed "That’s just what friends do".

What a beautiful story @moon-city.
I love it when someone stand sup for a friend.
You cannot leave a friends alone in a time of need.
You've gotta stand firm on your beliefs.
Thanks for telling us your story
Appreciate your participation.

Thank you so much for your response! Yeah when I first saw the image, all I could think about was the theme of friendship.

Friendship is a magical theme whichever way you take it. It never fails to captures hearts and minds . Thank you @moon-city love reading all these stories.

Friendship is the spice of life, one I couldn't live without.

Spot on @nineclaws

😃 Sprinkles some love out to you

Awwww
I love happy endings ;D
Nice one @moon-city

Thank you so much! ❤ Hope your day is treating you well. @kaerpediem

That is so beautiful @moon-city! I laughed at this. I've been in that situation so many times, both sides. 😂

"You had one job to do Sarah and that was to take care of the map!"

LOL I had a good laugh at that too. I have been on both ends of the situation 🤣

🤣 That was as recent as last year too...much dancing is required

I remember seeing a similar episode on Charlie's Angels. Sarah didn't fall, though, they got sick of her shit is what happened and they pushed her over the edge. Those soaring birds were Lucy and Anne flyin middle fingers at her.

LOL this version is a lot better 🤣🤣. I was drinking water when I read this and burst out laughing. Lucy and Anne look very ethereal while flying middle fingers. 🤭

Alright, so I uh :confession: I must've responded early this am cuz I forgot what I said. I just read it and might've mimicked your reaction.

💖

grabs a cloth

Well somebody has got to clean clean all of this spilled water.

Great story and great friends!

Thank you! Hope you are gaving a good day so far. @chocolatescorpi

Thank you I'm just on twitter now with everyone from around the world as we have a live #hivechat and then going to bed as it will be 1am when this is over. You should join in sometime too.

It's heaps of fun and we laugh as much as we learn too!

Oh wow that will be quite late for you or I should say quite early in the morning lol. I should check Hive's twitter page more often! Thank you for letting me know 😊. I hope you sleep well. Get some good rest (✿◕‿◕✿)

Yes every Tuesday, though depending on who and where the host is located the times can change, but more often than not it is around 14.00gmt on Tuesdays- so yes, by that time it is midnight to 1am Wednesday for me...but that's what you get for coming second in the global time clock race eh. (just behind NZ..lol..)

I just googled what my time would be during 14.00 gmt and it would be 10 am on Wednesday. I suppose its not the worst.. but I hope you are somewhat of a night owl to be able to stay up that late. Hopefully your start of the day for Wednesday is a bit later so you can manage staying up that late.

But if 14.00gmt on Tuesday is 10am on Wednesday for you, then you are even more ahead of Me in Melbourne.

Where are you again?

And thanks for the hug- it's been quite a while since I had a real one....

Yes every Tuesday, though depending on who and where the host is located the times can change, but more often than not it is around 14.00gmt on Tuesdays- so yes, by that time it is midnight to 1am Wednesday for me...but that's what you get for coming second in the global time clock race eh. (just behind NZ..lol..)

Sarah looked up to the sky and realized that they were very much like a pair of birds flying together one behind the other. Sarah sighed "That’s just what friends do".

While reading I saw the picture in front of me and test it’s true it’s friendship

Thank you for joining the comment contest and I enjoyed your entry,
Good luck in the contest!
See you on the next one @moon-city

Thank you so much for checking out my entry! @brittandjosie
I am looking forward to the next contest!

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haha, I wondered about the end date but yay, because I am here with my story already just in case it was a 24-hour thing and if it's so I would have been late🤦‍♀

Worlds Apart

Please don't get me wrong. I did not ask her to, in fact, I tried to stop her. But I confess, when she chose to fly with me and as I watched her wings grow, as she writhed in pain, tears streaming down her already wet cheeks, her bird form crushing, annihilating her fish form, I cried with her. But only part of that was from sadness seeing her in so much pain through the transition. My tears were mostly joy. To be loved without condition by your soul mate, is that not your ultimate destination in life?

Do not ask me how two different beings can come together to be one. I have no answers to the universe's games. When I was granted a wish from The One, I could have chosen to fly away, I should have made that choice but I was a coward and I let her choose. Yes, I knew that it will not be forever, I knew so many things, but I also felt and my heart was stronger than my mind.

For years, we flew together high above the mountains and deserts, soaking in the wonders of Mother Gaia. We watched animals with four legs and two from a distance. We bathed in sunlight and rain. Our love manifested and multiplied into nestlings who went on to make their own journey. The only thing I wished them as they flapped their wings and flew away is they never find their heart in another world.

Nothing lasts forever and my time to leave is nearing. She does not know yet, for what is the point of telling when neither of us can change our destiny. The One whispered through the wind in my ear and I know it is close. I know she can never be with me on the other side. I have always known and she will too when the time comes and she returns to the waters where she belongs.

Awww, what a tragic story, tugging away at my heart strings.
The agony of being parted from one's soulmate.
The emotions are so strong here as the story unwinds.
The magic and mystery of love.
I am so enthralled.
Thanks for accepting my invitation
Lovely to have you here @kaerpediem.

A story told many times and in many ways
I thought I'd add a feathered friend version ;p

Thank you @sofs-su

The effect is the same in any version. However, I guess with non humans it makes things all the more special.
Thank you so much.

Sorry about that mess up. I knew I had left something out, the draft didn't feel right at all. It was much later I realized that I missed out the closing date. Finally I got that in.. hope to better the next time. LOL @kaerpediem.

You are doing great :D
Nothing to apologise for
It at least got me scrambling to get it done (and still late ah!!)
If not I will wait buying time hahaha

Happy error you mean.. and look at the amount of interaction you've had as well. Wow I am loving this.

This was fun :D

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Wow! That's incredible and emotive. I felt pulled right into your story. Lovely.

Oh hey :D
Glad you enjoyed the story ;D

I most certainly did. 😊

It is quite tragic to be parted away from your soulmate. You expressed this sentiment quite well in words! Great job 😊

Thank you for reading
Glad you liked it :D

I think maybe if these birds weren't so hung up on making baby birds all the time they wouldn't be so lost for direction and arguing about how they got lost.

Wow what a deep and emotive story. Love it. Well done.

Hey thank you @chocolatescorpi :D

@kaerpediem two can become one , I know that as the truth

Thank you for joining the comment contest and I enjoyed your entry,
Good luck in the contest!
See you on the next one @kaerpediem

I just went to check the post and oh me oh my
The comments are crazy - that's just so amazing ;D