Fly Away

Unnoticed by those around her, Julie escaped quietly out the window and soared high above the trees to a place where time and space mean nothing, and everything that can be imagined becomes real.

“Julie!” The shrill voice of Mrs. Thompson startled Julie in her reverie and commanded that she return to occupancy of her body sitting in the Fourth Grade classroom.

She really didn’t mean to be inattentive, but it was all so dull and repetitious compared to the wonders that awaited her in that other realm. If only she could fly away and never return; but Julie knew that she would have to endure captivity in her physical form until it was at last her appointed time to be set free.

“I just don’t know what we are going to do with your daughter, Mrs. Brown, Julie is always daydreaming in class; it doesn’t seem like she hears anything I say, and yet somehow she always manages to know the answers.”


This has been a Six Sentence Story, written for Denise’s blog hop at GirlieOnTheEdge. The prompt word we needed to use this week was “escape.” Click on the link to read some other great stories, and maybe add one of your own!

Author: Josie Two Shoes

I've been blogging off and on since August of 2006. I adopted the pen name Josie Two Shoes in 2007 as I began a new chapter of my life standing on my own two feet. Now I'm married to the man of my dreams; we live in dusty West Texas with a house full of furkids. I am an Aquarian by birth, and although I am past sixty and slightly frayed around the edges, my fascination with this thing called life continues. Faith, family, and friends are important to me; so are honesty, trust, tolerance, compassion and kindness. I'm pretty up front about most things, so if you want to know something more about me, just ask! :-) You can also reach me by email and find me at my Facebook page.

21 thoughts on “Fly Away”

  1. NIce
    (This is first post I’ve read, will be interesting to see if the others are keying to childhood as we did in out Sixes).
    Betcha a whole passel of bloggers will identify with your Julie

    1. How cool is it that you choose a childhood theme too! I am surprised to discover how many of us felt the same way in school. Perhaps that is why we turned to writing as an escape!

    1. Ahhh, another dreamer! Back in the old days there were no outlets for students who needed more to hold their attention and exercise their minds. But it looks like many of us turned to writing as a means of expanding our worlds.

  2. The best way to get through school was to escape without leaving the building. Did it often.๐Ÿ˜ผ Your 6 sentences brought back some memories. Good story…good to see you again.

    1. Yes it sure was, it make those long, slow-moving days bearable. It looks like most of us had this issue in common. I was so bored, and also so sad about the treatment by teachers of students who struggled to comprehend and keep up.

  3. I totally identify with Julie! I was never really there when I was in school, I was always soaring! Great six

  4. I believe that there are people who never lose the connection to this realm. Must be tough living in this world and yearning to be in the other all the time.

    1. I agree, Viola. I have known a couple like that, who were very much aware of their spiritual nature and felt very confined in corporal forms. Somedays I can’t wait to be free like that again! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Dear Josie – I love your blog and I am especially enjoying the wonderful quotes and writing you have on Facebook. Thank you for being you. I stopped by to leave a special invitation:

    Dear Peace Blogger,
    We invite you to Blog4Peace on November 4, 2019. Your peace globes and powerful words have inspired people all over the world. Go to to get a peace globe template or find us on Facebook. We hope to see you again on this incredible day in the blogosphere. Please share and invite others!

    Peace to you and yours,
    Mimi Lenox, Founder Blog4Peace

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