I have been trying to do things alone for far to long.

This is fairly frequently a very unsuccessful strategy. One of my strengths is the ability to step back and approach problems from different angles. When one doesn’t work I try another. But for some reason I fail to do that for myself when I am the focus of the problem. Finally life wound up and smacked me a good one right on the pisk. Took a few weeks for my ears to stop ringing, but I get it now.

So in the spirit of joint effort, cooperation and, of course, this week’s 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups, I offer you this little journey of the imagination. The prompt:

…together the flames…

Once again I hope all enjoy!

Flames were a fiery bunch.

Each wanted to be the hottest. The brightest. None could come together without ending in a heated discussion. Flames were not known for their ability to cooperate.

Then one day the Beast Water came to the Land of the Flames.

Flames from all over the land, each knowing that they could not be defeated, one by one rushed the Beast. And each was steamed to find themselves in a misty demise. Then one little Flame, barely a spark, suggested “Why not attack together?”

What an unusual idea!

Ironically, together the Flames did what alone they could not.


0 thoughts on “Cooperation

  1. “Hot stuff” usually have big egos.

    I liked how little Flame banded them together so that they would not only not get “steamed” but be united in a big “bonfire of the vanities” (I couldn’t resist the pun).

    And yes, let the united flames represent that which we can do together, that we cannot do alone… Great story! I obviously got “heated” up by it. Thanks, Randy

  2. I love what you write and enjoyed this piece – a touch of truth with a slight touch of humour – or am I slightly warped?

  3. Excellent! It reminded me of the trees (can’t remember their names) in Lord of the Rings deciding to do something about it all!

    FYI – I couldn’t find the comment box when I was on the ipad. Might like to investigate.

    • It is the ultimate compliment being compared to one of Tolkien’s creations!! The Ents rocked! Thank you.

      Also thanks for the heads up. I’ll check it out.

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