Thursday, 30 April 2015

Zoom In #AtoZchallenge




So, you’re looking down, from up there; you’re on the moon, just perching on the edge, feet dangling into space, staring down at the Earth. And maybe, we’re down here staring up at you.
You can’t see much – just a load of blue and green and sandy yellow swirls on the surface. From up here, it’s the most stunning place in the galaxy. The silence helps, of course; you’re so far removed from the chaos and hubbub. You can close your eyes and hear the melody of the Milky Way.
Now, zoom in… let yourself fall, just a little. You can see the clouds, the early formation of tornadoes, the north winds. And it’s beautiful, isn’t it?
Nearer still, you can make out rivers and mountain ranges and cities; volcanoes and islands and forests.
It’s night time, on this side of the Earth; but below you metropolises are lit up like beacons guiding you home. Can you see your home from here? Wrong continent, maybe, wrong hemisphere?
Fall further, see tiny ants that are really people. Just dots. You can’t tell whether they’re male, female, old, young, black, white. You can get closer, but maybe you don’t need to. Maybe right here is perfect.

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28 comments:

  1. This little snippet really makes me want to go into space even more than I already do! I'd love to sit with my legs dangling off the moon ;)

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  2. To the see the world as only beautiful seems close enough to me, too :)

    You can find me here:
    ClarabelleRant

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  3. Hi Annalisa - what a great post for Z - to finish off - yet to broaden our horizons ... fascinating thought and world we live in - loved this - well done and happy endings! Cheers Hilary

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  4. enjoyed your stories, this one too, may be out there every thing is perfect, but we are not there, no?

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  5. Beautiful imagery to end the AtoZ - I love the beginning - I couldn't help imagining the Dreamworks boy sitting in the moon. Thank you for all the wonderful fic all month.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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  6. Great stories this month! I'd like to stay up in the sky or a tree for awhile. But then the kids would be calling me... :)

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  7. No need to get closer.
    Your stories have been great, Annalisa!

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  8. That was so vivid and visceral. Congrats on making it to the end of the Challenge, Annalisa. :D

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  9. That's an exciting piece. You can almost imagine yourself traveling through space while reading it. Well done! And congratulations on making it to Z! :)

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  10. Excellent Z end to this whole adventure. You have a book of vignettes - super reads. I've enjoyed them all. Cheers!

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  11. I would love to be able to travel through space. Congrats on finishing!

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  12. And this is a perfect ending to the A to Z. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your vignettes. You have taken me out of the mundane and taken me into little pockets of another world. Thanks and congrats on finishing an excellent set of posts!
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    If only I could be on the moon looking down, it's an old dream of mine. When our kids were young I'd say Mom and Dad would love to go to the moon one day, and one of the daughters said, "Mom, please don't go to the moon, stay here. As if I had any choice. . ."

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  13. Beautiful story to end the challenge with! I've really enjoyed all your stories this month! Congrats on finishing the challenge :)!

    Rachel
    Rachel's Ramblings - full of writing, tea and cake

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  14. Ooh another great one. I have enjoyed every single one of your stories this month. Fantastic work!

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  15. A perfect story to end a perfect month. Thank you for all of it, Annalisa.

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  16. Lovely stories - all of them. Thank you for sharing. ~Miriam

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  17. The End. Thanks for all the fiction, and congrats on finishing.

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  18. Congratulations on completing the A to Z blogging challenge!
    Don’t forget about the A to Z Reflections post coming up in May.

    --
    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Vampires
    http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

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  19. Sounds peaceful. :-)

    Congrats on finishing the Challenge!

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  20. i'm not keen on heights so I'm still a bit dizzy from reading it! Well done on making it through. I'm sure we'll keep in touch once I'm back from my travels.
    Keith's Ramblings

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  21. Thanks AnnaLisa for your wonderfully creative posts and all your positive comments on your visits, You're one of the challenge highlights for me. :-)
    @AnneKnol1 from
    New Author Support - Tips on Writing and Promotion from A to Z

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  22. The world does seem a bit better from a higher perspective. Great stories this month. Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog. Happy Z!

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  23. Annalisa- I really enjoyed all of your flash fiction pieces during this A-Z. We made it. Finally done! Woo hoo.

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  24. Congratulations on completing the challenge, Annalisa! You are an amazing writer.

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  25. Hi Annalisa,

    Zoom, Zoom and Zoom. I did just that and ended up staring at myself. Google Maps, you did it again!

    Well done on completing the last ever A to Z, I state optimistically.

    Gary :)

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  26. Lovely, as always. Sometimes I think we all need to Zoom Out a little more and escape the bubbles that we create for ourselves.
    Brandy from Brandy's Bustlings

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  27. A lovely, celestial end to the month. I've loved reading your stories. Congrats on finishing!

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  28. Hi all, I'm doing another cheaty catch-all comment.

    I needed to write this story because I'd spent the whole month looking very deeply into people's lives and emotions, I wanted to show how beautiful the world is.

    Thanks to everyone who commented on these posts, it means a lot to me.

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