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Capturing Life by Maya Rosenberg


The shiver ran down my spine.


The light seared into my eyelids.


One instant, one tiny corner of the world, captured by a


I looked at the moment in time, extended forever on the camera screen. The butterfly’s wings were precisely detailed, as lucid as the fluttering model in the meadow, yet not quite right.

Click. Click.

The photographs lack the juncture’s fragility, vulnerability. I wanted, no needed, that right photo.


“Art is a hobby not a lifestyle.”

I beg to differ. There is no greater work than capturing beauty and memory — life in instances.





"Capturing Life" is a featured 100-word story from the June Writing Challenge.
Maya Rosenberg
Germ Magazine guest author

… is a contributing guest author for Germ, which means the following criteria (and then some) have been met: possessor of a fresh, original voice; creator of fresh, original content; genius storyteller; superlative speller; fantastic dancer; expert joke teller; handy with a toolbox; brilliant at parties; loves us as much as we love them.

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