Waking Up With Wings (Exergesis)

Waking Up With Wings is a story about something I used to dream about a lot. It is about flying and about falling. I used to dream and daydream about flying and I used to dream about falling and still do regularly. I never actually dreamt about having wings or wished for wings. Although if that was a way I would be able to fly that I would have gone for it. I usually imagined flying being able to swim in the air, or float.

It didn’t occur to me that flying might be dangerous when I was little. However as I got older I started to think of problems associated with the ability to fly. People would see me and I would get lots of unwanted attention. Or if everyone could suddenly fly they sky would become crowded. More recently I worried about the physical dangers such as wind, injury and death.

When I was in primary school. I had a dream I could fly and at school the next day, I tried and tried to fly. I even jumped off things. I thought if I could believe hard enough it would work. I didn’t jump off anything much more than a meter off the ground fortunately. I may have believed I could fly, I just didn’t trust that it would work every time and I was too scared. Not such a bad thing really

It’s funny that me, someone who is scared of heights would want to fly. Maybe I want to be able to fly so I will no longer have to fear heights.

3 thoughts on “Waking Up With Wings (Exergesis)

  1. Hi I’m Eloise, I read your story today because I was researching the question “what would you do if you woke up with wings.” The story that you wrote isn’t much of story though. You didn’t include any other characters (say parents, friends, teachers, pets) it would be nice to see other people’s reactions to the character having wings (other than a policeman.)

    One of the reasons I read this was because I wanted to write a similar story too and needed ideas.

    P.S your writing was pretty good at the start though. I liked how you wrote about what the character felt when they had the wings on their back.

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