I gather up the laundry & head towards the washing machine. One random sock makes a run for it towards persuing its dream of independence. It freezes, undetected. As I take a few steps I glance back. Spotting the random sock, I pick it up as a single tear falls from its eye.
.. 2
Unaware of the sock's failed mission, I close the door. I press the appropriate buttons and the cycle begins. From within the watery, bubbly darkness, the sock's head is spinning. "Darn it, what did I do wrong?" it says silently. I need another plan. I need my freedom...
.. 3
Feeling desperate and completely washed up, the sock has an idea. As the spinning subsides and the water drains away, it makes its way towards a gap at the front of the machine. "Does this place lead to a life by myself, not dependent on anyone?" It squeezes into the hole..
.. 4
The lights start flashing on the machine. Colours of green and red lighting up the display. The door will not open. I twist off the filter at the front of the machine and collect the grey water that flows out into the bucket. I spot a lone sock. It sighs. Mission failed...
.. 5
Outside in the sunshine, I hang out the laundry, carefully attaching clothes pegs. It's a beautiful windy day and I smile as the washing flutters in the breeze. The sock hangs there. Feeling defeated. Craving freedom. Silently sighing. But then, a gust of wind sends hope...
.. 6
The clothes peg loses its grip. The sock is lifted on the breeze and swept towards the red roses. There the sock gets caught on a thorn. It struggles but to no avail. From a distance, high in a tree, a blackbird is watching. It swoops down, capturing the sock in its beak..
.. 7
I look up to see a blackbird with my socks in its beak, flying high towards the clouds in a blue summer sky. Triumphant, the sock looks down from above. The blackbird winks, secretly understanding the sock's dream, then gently releases it

"At last I am free"

~ the sock

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