Spring Seeker

“Where is it?” she lifted her face, seeking a clue in the morning breeze. So many possibilities; the winter had been too long. She clawed at the ground furiously, dirt embedding itself under her nails.

A dog barked in the near distance. Annoyed, she abandoned her spot for another nearer the oak. Sun ribboned through naked branches, leaving the false light of morning frost in shadow.

Again she plunged her paws into the earth, seeking treasure.

Her pups stirred in her belly as she scampered and scrabbled. Finally, fluffy gray tail flagged in victory, she withdrew a shiny acorn.

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2018)

Carrot Ranch Prompt (03/29/2018):  In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about fingers that fly. Think about the different ways we use our fingers and what happens when we add speed. Go where the prompt leads.

5 thoughts on “Spring Seeker

  1. Michael B. Fishman

    I’m not a big fan of squirrels, but I’m happy for this one. I’m curious where you got the inspiration for a winter that’s gone on too long! 😉

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