Don't Cage Me In

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic

Child wakes from a dream and has a change of heart

A Birds Release


The day started as it did every morning The sun rose waking me from a sound peaceful sleep. But the more I looked around, the more I began to see this was not my bedroom. Questions like where was all my stuff? How did I get here? Nothing even remotely looked familiar. At least The only thing that hadn’t changed was that I was still in the same pajamas I wore to bed the night before and the scrunchie I used for my hair was still on my wrist.Within a moment, I pulled my hair away from my face and tied it back with that scrunchie before getting out of bed.

  I then hurried to the window and opened it. But when I did bars immediately came down trapping me within. I hurried to the door and pulled it open. The same type of bars suddenly fell blocking my escape. What was happening to me?? There had to be an explanation. Right?

  The more I looked for an escape and finding none, the more my panic grew. I found myself turning in circles as I moved from the door to window screaming for help hoping someone would hear me and release me. But no one did. Suddenly my breathing became so erratic I began hyperventilating and soon I blacked out. Within seconds I was sitting up in bed as I did before. But this time as I looked around, I saw my things as I had left them the night before.  And I was in my bed once again. I then looked over at the cage which held the bird I rescued and nursed back to health. He was frantically chirping and moving from area to area trying to find an escape. I knew it was time to release him, he was ready.

I quickly got out of bed, took the cage from the hook and hurried outside. I set the cage on the ground and opened its door stepping back. Within seconds he found the opening and flew to freedom.

Submitted: December 11, 2020

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I really liked this, I thought it was clever how the dream related to the caged bird. It made for a really nice end; the release of a bird back to where it should be. Great story.

Mon, December 21st, 2020 11:01pm


Thank you for stopping by and reading this. I hope you keep coming back.

Fri, January 1st, 2021 6:06pm

Lea Rachel

Archia thank you for stopping by and reading my stories. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Hope you come back for more.

Mon, December 21st, 2020 11:32pm

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