Reader’s Choice Contest Entry: Colie Jean Higgins

We received so many good submissions for our recent writing contest (a short piece incorporating a symbol) that we had trouble selecting a winner. Therefore we’re running another contest for those who entered, this time a reader’s choice award. Between June 3- June 15 we will publish all of our favorite qualified entries received and open voting to the public, who will be able to select a reader’s choice winner for this contest. Those who are entered in the contest may encourage their family, friends and readers to vote for them.

Reader’s Choice Voting will be open from June 16th – 22nd. The entry with the most votes will win the contest.

Here is an untitled work by Colie Jean Higgins

Staring at a pitch black sky full of nothing but silver twinkling dots, when a single streak emerges from the beautiful display.  It appears to be nothing more than a glimpse, a flash streaming into the abyss; so quick it can missed in the blink of an eye. Goose bumps cover our flesh as we ask ourselves what that mysterious flash is. It’s name is a shooting star, but it symbolizes far more. It is a symbol of the unknown, of wishes and dreams, of people we have loved and lost, as well as those we still have. Our minds wander aimlessly with curiosity and dreams as we make a wish upon this shooting star, being careful not to share it. Could that flash in the sky symbolize another form of life demonstrating their presence by astrological means? Could it be lost loved ones enjoying their freedom and flying through the dark, tempting sky as we all wish we could? We will never know because this symbol arises far more questions than answers, far more unknown than known. Along with these questions comes dreams, wishes and reminders that there is far more out there than what we know as “normal.”

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