Day 4: Shinee at Sunrise

Wrote this after staring at the ‘Woman in the Forest’ picture and asking myself, “What is she looking at? Where is she going?” Then I found myself thinking about myself. About where it is that I am going, where I am heading, and what I want/need. Tried  to keep it open-ended, because that is how I see my journey right now. I came up with the name ‘Shinee’ by taking the first 3 letters of my middle name (Shi, pronounced as ‘shy’)  and the fact that I am the second oldest child out of my siblings (nee).Hope ya’ll like it (let me know what you think)! 

With the crisp cool morning air caressing her sun kissed faced, Shinee stared out into the early morning sky.

It was time for her to leave – to make her way out into the world.

She had no real destination in mind and no time restraints that bind.

This adventure was all of her choosing.

Her family wanted her to settle. Settle down, become grounded into a job that paid the bills, and find contentment with a simple mate that would always ‘play it safe’.

Shinee may appear to have a reserved personality, but she knew in her heart that that life was not hers to claim. For weeks she thought about leaving and never looking back. Until one morning – this morning – she was done with thinking and had to just go!

Shinee quickly and quietly wrote her sister a note, put on her favorite jeans, and grabbed her blue coat.

Her decision to leave was not made lightly, but it still made her feel…dizzy.

That feeling of freedom – of owning her independence and the right to chose. The rush of anticipation for what may happen next pumping blood hard and fast through her veins.

Shinee closed her eyes to clear her mind.

This way of life was all that Shinee had ever known. Could she really truly leave it all to chance?

A chance is far more than what she would get if she stayed here.

So she slowly opened her eyes with new found clarity, and started on her journey.


Published by sopranomusingsphotography

Seeing one 'acceptable' troupe for fat black women like me was more than enough to entice me to step up and take a shot! ______________________________________________________________________________________________ After spending hours on stock pile sites and not finding the images of women that she wanted to see on her blog or book covers led K. McCoy to make more of her photography hobby. Besides shooting portraits, street and travel photography, K. McCoy would love to tap more into her creative skills and collaborate with cosplay artists as well as authors looking for their dream book covers. To connect with Soprano Musings Photography further, visit their Facebook page or slide into their Instagram DMs at 'sopranomusingsshots' today!

5 thoughts on “Day 4: Shinee at Sunrise

  1. A great job once again. I like the way you are becoming so inspired with your writing. Your imagination is strong, your means of expressing this is even stronger. Ironically in an attempt to do some writing outside my comfort zone, I wrote a similar piece the other day. Kind of that f**k it moment of having everything open to you for the taking..if you want it. This is great!

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    1. Thanks! I really am happy with how this piece turned out, and it only came out this way once I said, f**k it- just write! Is your piece up on your blog?

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