Glory Be

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Devon’s mind should have been on technique precision but it started wandering. His mission was to count bird eggs but his mind was on a day years ago…
It was 6th period, sitting behind Marjorie Moon admiring the shades of auburn in her hair, when a local environmental group entered the room with Glory. She captured his heart.
Glory was an orphan rescue American Bald Eagle. The regal bird would change his life.
His eager volunteer work with that environmental group, allowed their friendship to cement. Devon called her “Glory Be” and the bird would respond by tipping her head almost completely upside down while she clucked a greeting. Even when she was released, Devon made sure to take part and said a tearful good bye.
His foot slipped snapping him back to the task at hand. A stomach flip was a reminder that wandering minds could be fatal. He was feet from the nest when he paused.
“Hey, pretty girl.” Devon’s tone was soft.
He gasped when the nesting female looked directly into his eyes.
“Glory?”. “Glory Be!”.
Without pause, the full-bodied bird tipped her head over and clucked.
The mission was successful and Devon’s heart would never be the same.

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Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: 2021: Week #06

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Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner is a weekly writing challenge designed for both the flash fiction newbie and the more experienced writer. It is the desire of this challenge to allow writers the opportunity to clear the cobwebs from a more tedious and involved project. Becoming a part of a new and growing writer’s community might be just what the doctor ordered to rejuvenate your writing juices. {Under 200 words.}

The challenge for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner will open early Wednesday morning.

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