Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Prompt: Prague has a cherub problem...

Thanks to "sunafterrain" for the lovely "Mighty Cherubs", used under CC2.0
Thanks to one of my favorite artists, Lee Moyer, for the unintentional prompt!

His phone rang as Andrej Prochazka leaned into the BMW S1000RR, rounding the deep curve onto the R1. Tapping the back of his Bluetooth earpiece, he said curtly, “Da. Twenty minutes….da.” Soon the familiar skyline of Praha rose beneath the sunset hues before him.

Andrej parked the bike and tucked his helmet over the handlebar. With a subtle wave of his hand over the bike, he set the protective spell. Anyone who touched it would feel insects swarming all over their skin. He’d never had anything stolen from his bike. Climbing the cathedral steps, he saw the first shapes swooping across the darkening sky. A priest stood at the open doors, twisting a rosary in his hands. He reached out as Andrej drew close and pulled him into a tight welcoming embrace. His hand tugged Andrej’s shoulder, turning him around to look out over the city. They stood silently for a moment, watching the aerial acrobatics. Andrej sighed heavily. “You’re right, Father. Praha has a cherub problem.”  


And so, with a loving heart, I offer you
I’ve heard many translations. Here’s one I love:
The light of the universe that shines within me recognizes
the light of the universe that shines within you.

Dogs in House
Houdini, Brindle

Time writing
Too long, including research on motorcycles, Prague, and Czech names

September word count

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