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This Is the Egg #50preciouswords

THIS IS THE EGG

This is the egg   

     found under a hen

          warm and soft,

               heated and tucked

                    safe in a cozy bed.

It’s so hard to wait,

     the time drags on.

When is it ready?

     Is it time yet?

          And – pop – cheep!

               This is the egg,

                    all done.

THIS IS THE EGG by Angie Quantrell

(45 words)

Visit Vivian Kirkfield to read more #50preciouswords stories by many talented writers. https://viviankirkfield.com/2021/03/02/50preciouswords-2021-is-officially-open/


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Poser, A Short Story

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“What are you praying for, dear?”

“Peace.”

“Your pose is truly beautiful.”

She glanced his way, insect eyes missing no detail.

“What are you thinking of, my love?”

“Appearances.”

“You look ferociously fit.”

She flexed her legs, wiggled her wings. Let him move close.

“How are you feeling, gorgeous?”

“Hungry.”

 

Poser by Angie Quantrell

 

I wrote this story in response to Vivian Kirkfield’s #50PreciousWords Writing Contest (50 words total) and a Twitter conversation with @Realistic Poetry about favorite insects. Hop on over to  Vivian’s site to read more short stories.


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