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Friday, January 8, 2010

January drabbles - 8

In the beginning there was nothing. Empty blackness loomed through glass-packed windowpanes. Formless shapes made shadows in the gray. Then there was rain.

Howling wind sent tree-branches tap-tapping on the glass, while thunder rolled and lightning lit the sky. Small errant spider slipped inside, sliding on dripped condensation. Then little boy, round-eyed, afraid, stared scared at his reflection, frightened of storms. He heard the fluttering canary splutter its song; rattle of cat-claws, sharp-honed danger raking against its cage. Then, pad-pad-padding, tiny kitten mewled and lay in his lap.

In the end, small mammal comforted small man. Mom closed the blinds.

1 comment:

Alina said...

I enjoyed this one terribly! Where do you find all this daily inspiration?! You are a magic fountain :)