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Faith, Flash Fiction

VisDare 22: Fallen

“Why don’t you just apologize?” Her sisters continued to ask, day in and day out as they floated leisurely on gossamer. She rarely replied from her perch down below. It would be embarrassing to apologize, she figured. After all, she only wanted her due; was it right that she be punished for that? What was the purpose of being supreme if wanting to be more or better than those weak creations was wrong? Despite the suggestions of her sisters and their assumptions that all she did down there was mope all day, she had actually formed a plan; if those creations were as weak as she thought, she might just be able to control them. And in that case, being fallen wouldn’t be so bad at all, at least for a while.

What must it be like to be a fallen angel? Here are 132 words that suggest a possibility. Pop on over to this week’s VisDare to give your thoughts on this image.


  1. buffalostarmedicine June 1, 2013 10:16 pm

    Interesting take on the pic. Makes ya think… I like it! 🙂

    • AR Neal June 1, 2013 10:43 pm

      Thank you–I love to make other people think 😀

  2. Jo-Anne Teal (@jtvancouver) June 3, 2013 3:11 am

    Being fallen wouldn’t be so bad…like the strength of spirit rising at the end. Nicely done!

    • AR Neal June 3, 2013 3:35 am

      Thanks for popping in, Jo-Anne!

  3. Angela Goff (@Angela_Goff) June 8, 2013 1:24 am

    Oooo so many questions….and the rising frustration of the POV character tells me that she’s not going to remain silent and sulky for long…..great take on the prompt!

    • AR Neal June 8, 2013 1:43 am

      Thanks so much, Angela!

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