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Tyler is singing a lullaby to the brand new baby girl. She whimpers, softly, nestled in her crib. Downstairs, there is screaming, as Mommy and Daddy lay in bed.

Or so young Tyler imagines but in reality, they're throwing lamps, punching walls, threatening each other with fists and words.

One letter has changed it all. The house is now up for sale. Daddy lost his job...

Mommy takes up the bottle and a lover, and their happy marriage falls apart.

A fairy dressed in cobwebs and rainbows knocks at the window.

Tyler takes his sister, and learns how to fly.

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    Drew Martyn over 4 years ago

    Astonishingly good, a ferociously emotional last paragraph.

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    Frenchie over 4 years ago

    I love this. It feels really like we are in Tyler's head. Yes, fly..... a beautiful drabble.

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