Oh deer one

Kids were super excited to visit the deer park. And when they saw a fawn they were beyond the moon. Mom asked them to be very quiet as not to scare the deer away.

The fawn was alerted by the voices of the children but it was used to humans and didn’t just bolt away. Mom took many photos but in her excitement, she forgot to focus on the deer so most of them were blurry.

This was the best one of the lot.

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Written for CCC # 189, hosted by Crispina Kemp

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An unusual tea-party

Mindy looked up accidentally and kept on staring at the tree.

A teapot and a couple of teacups were hanging from the branches near the tree trunk. She was intrigued. Who could have done that? She kept on thinking for an answer but none presented itself to her.

She decided to take a closer look. Tree climbing was one of her natural talents and in a little while, she reached the hanging crockery. As she reached to touch the teapot, an invisible hand slapped her hand away. Mindy was shocked.

What do you think you’re doing, touching our things? Came a voice from behind her.

Mindy looked but couldn’t see anyone. Who are you and why can’t I see you? She asked.

We are the tree fairies and humans can’t see us. Why are you intruding on our tea party?

Oh, I am sorry, Mindy apologized with the ready acceptance of a child. Can I join your party?

Since you’re a child with a vivid imagination, we’ll allow you to join us just this time. But you have to keep it a secret from grownups.

Mindy scrambled down the tree to get her own teacup.

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Written for CCC # 183, hosted by Crispina Kemp

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History talks

Look at these old buildings 
So much history in each nook and corner
If they could talk, imagine the stories they’d share
Yet they still tell stories, from their presence
How tall they stood facing invaders
Or how their thick wall gave refuge to worshipers
If we look closely, we can learn a lot
From these old relics, hoarders of history

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Written for CCC # 180, hosted by Crispina Kemp

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Gift

Missy left her new cap
Strung between two branches
As a gift for the little elves
Who she imagined roaming the forest
When it was gone the next day
She was jubilant that her gift was accepted
And now she looks for an elf
Wearing her new colorful cap
Perhaps she will meet them one day

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Written for CCC# 179, hosted by Crispina Kemp

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That old place

There is that old place deep in the wilderness

Memories it holds of my bygone days

I visit it in my dreams, never in real life

The guilt I feel at abandoning it eats at my soul

Better let it stand forlorn, neglected and alone

The good the bad that lives in its walls

Swirl inside that old place in solitary peace

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Written for CCC # 178, hosted by Crispina Kemp

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