Suffocating in the palpable tension that filled the air, she sat with her arms crossed and refused to meet their eyes. The lecture was always the same. She could repeat it verbatim and sometimes did, which angered them even more.
Their voices escalated as the barrage of insults was thrown at her like daggers. Their expectation level was unattainable. The longer she listened, the more the words slowly morphed into voiceless sound waves.
They would never know her real gift. Her body remained seated but her soul left, smiling. She found true peace within herself and took to the sky.
Written for the 100 Word Song Challenge at My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog. I’ve always been fascinated by stories of people claiming to be able to leave their physical body. I didn’t know the story was going that way, but who am I to argue with my muse?