Friday, April 6, 2012


Happy Friday everyone.

Day five of the challenge and I am happy to be able to keep up. It isn't easy these days with SO many distractions.

Yesterday I had left a question for all of you. What was my "E" word. There were several to chose from, but to my surprise no one guessed it. I did throw in a curve ball to knock you off track. It worked.

Several thought the word was Eclipse: the obvious choice. But why would I make it easy for you? No, my "E" was ENTRANCE.

Today's post, is a soft riddle, the build up of the featured creature. See if you can guess before its revealed.

I hope you enjoy it.

See you all tomorrow. I am going away for the weekend, and I haven't written my G post yet. Please forgive me if I don't get it up, I might not have internet access, so if not, I will post G and H on Monday.

Have a great weekend everyone and HAPPY EASTER!

Prancing hooves skate along the melted snow as streams of golden light dapples through the budding trees.
A twig snaps. The creature bolts into the woods and disappears behind an ancient oak tree.
A trembling head turns toward the intruder who broke the silence. Aqua blue eyes lock onto the hers. Gingerly, she takes a step onto the path, brushing up against a blooming bush. 
The aroma of sweet perfume overpowers her senses. In one swift movement a tiny blossom disappears.
A child’s laughter breaks the spell and once more she bolts into hiding.
“Don’t go!” the child calls out. “Please. I won’t hurt you.”
Frozen as if carved in ice, the creature stood. One tiny step at a time, the child approaches, beaming at her.
A delicate hand reaches out to stroke her soft neck. “Don’t be afraid, I’m a friend.”
Humans have never been kind to her, always hunting her with guns. Should she trust this one? 
Although small, the child is still a human. 
Unlocking her stance, she nuzzles into the child’s hand. A calming sensation seeped into her body. 
“There. That’s better. You can trust me.” The child placed a hand on each side of her face, raised her head, and looked into her large doe eyes.
A new friendship has formed.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Unicorn? Deer?
Have a great weekend, Michael!

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'm picking Alex's guesses. Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Bambi? Fawn?

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I think it's a deer, too.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I'm a sucker for magic. I go with unicorn! Have a great weekend. Happy Easter. I, of course, will be working. Ah, the life of a harried blood courier, Roland

S.A. Larsenッ said...

I'm with Liz. A fawn? But you said...never have been kind to her. Makes her sound older. Hmmm....

mooderino said...

I would guess fawn (since it begins with F).


Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I'm going with fawn. Ayep. A baby dear. So cute.

Johanna Garth said...

My guess was a faun or a fawn but then I read the last line and I knew the second one was right! Great post Michael.

Carrie Butler said...

Nice work, Michael! Happy Easter! :)

Sarah Tokeley said...

I was thinking Fawn too. Have a great weekend Michael.

Jemi Fraser said...

I'm probably missing something, but it's friendship, isn't it??

Denise Covey said...

I'm guessing a deer. Lovely descriptions. Enjoy your weekend!


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Michael .. hope you're having a good Easter weekend .. Fawn I think .. but then Jemi's idea of friendship for F is a good one too .. love the story line .. a little girl and her bambi ..

Cheers Hilary

Laura said...

Aw... lovely - I guess fawn too
Happy weekend

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I'm going with fawn....

Hope all is going well for you, Michael.

ben268 said...

Definitely a fawn.

dolorah said...

You certainly know how to draw out a mystery Michael.

I hope you're having a good time where ever you are :)