Encounter~Flash Fiction

“We were within a mile-and-a-half of the service roads when we found it” We blew in our cupped hands and ventured ahead in the misty Winter morning to investigate. The birds were agitated and in predator mode so we knew something was amiss. At first, through the fog, we couldn’t determine what the hubbub was about. Then we saw. There was what appeared to be a moose cow and she was very agitated, rocking from side to side and snorting, sending billows of hot steam heavenward as if it was holy smoke in a prayer ceremony. We cautiously neared the scene and saw the source of her agitation. There in the snow was her bull. We stopped because this situation was steeped with dangerous possibilities. They were massive animals. We knew that we had to get help, so we marked our coordinates and set out towards the service road to seek out a ranger for help. Finding her, we reported all the information and reluctantly returned to finish our hike. Later, we checked back and found out that they had gathered a rescue team including veterinarians. The bull had fallen and injured his flank but not broken it. He was treated successfully and sent back to his love. Her prayers had been answered.

 

FFFTPW Snow Mountains
http://publicdomainarchive.com/public-domain-images-mountains-snow-birds-white-black-grey-fog/

 

© Carol Campbell 2016

Prompt picture and opening sentence (in quotations) provided by Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner at:

https://rogershipp.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/flash-fiction-for-the-purposeful-practitioner-week-3-2016/

Week #3

Thanks, Roger.

❤ ❤ ❤

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Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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  1. ” There was what appeared to be a moose cow and she was very agitated, rocking from side to side and snorting, sending billows of hot steam heavenward as if it was holy smoke in a prayer ceremony.” What intense and picturesque language… BEAUTIFUL… Loved it! Hope to see you again next week!

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