Almost Ready to Fly

After a crackling-hard winter, she was relieved to drag the Adirondack chair out of the shed. Morning sun dappled through the leafy canopy overhead, warm enough to make outdoor morning coffee outdoors feasible, but not enough to waken mosquitoes.

This vision had carried her through those brutal months before retirement. Leaning back, she stretched her bare toes into the dewy grass and smiled. Too early for ticks, too!

“I left the nest. God-willing, may all my mornings be blessed like this.”

A nestling sparrow plummeted through the trees and onto her lap. He glared up at her through sparse fluff.

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2017)

Carrot Ranch Prompt (07/13/2017): In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about an unexpected landing. It can be acrobatic, an unplanned move or created into a metaphor. Go where the prompt, or chickens, lead

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