The woman here would find her, not knowing of the fiery, silent dragon battle of the night before. The mother’d died, but not before dropping her egg through suburban power lines to what she sensed was a place of protection.
The children, in a pancake coma, were installed in front of Public TV. Caroline headed to the back garden, to sit with a quiet coffee.
Peace abandoned, she scooped up the egg…
© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2020)
Carrot Ranch Prompt (07/23/2020): In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to show what it is to protect