The phoenix

There once was a girl. She lived in a dungeon of frost and ice. She was alone and afraid of the world. One day she noticed a light in the darkness. As she moved closer, she couldn’t understand what she was seeing. It was a flame. The light was dazzling. It was so bright she began to feel heat. Slowly she moved closer. When she got close enough, she took a leap of faith and touched the fire. When she did, everything changed. Time stood still. The world as she knew it was different. The planets realigned and the heavens sang out. She became a Phoenix. Never to be held in her dungeon again. She kissed the stars and swam in the bluest of oceans. She became one with herself and the world.- Ashley Mae