He Waits

Moon over mountainHe waits on the bridge by the lagoon, staring down at the moon, a pale and wavering contrast in dark water.  Further down the shore, a splash and pop, followed by crunching, draws his attention. A moose shakes its ears in greeting and turns back to its evening snack.

She’s late. He worries about her, and for the moose.

He worries too much. She’s the best: intelligence and empathy, seasoned with practicality. She’ll arrive, having hunted and fed, and easily change with the sunrise.

Tonight they run together under the full moon. Tomorrow they hold hands in the sun.

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2019)

Carrot Ranch Prompt (06/20/2019): In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about having to wait. Who is waiting and what for? Think about how the wait impacts the character or the story. Go where the prompt leads!

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