Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about failing to see the forest for trees, begins after the beautiful photo by Adam Ickes.
As Helen walked several yards behind her husband on the picturesque boardwalk, she said, “Honey? What’s that bird you’re looking for?”
The avid bird-photographer kept his eye firmly rooted to the camera viewfinder. “It’s the Royal Evastus Heron, darling.”
“About 4-feet tall, sharp bill, and a purplish head?”
“Yes, darling,” he said absently, scanning the marsh.”
Helen smirked. “Pecks at anything colored red?”
“Yes. Now, please don’t distract me. I positively MUST have a picture of this bird.”
Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields takes on a journey to discover our own nature with a photo prompt. In answer to her call, we respond with up to 100 words of flash fiction. Won’t you join us on this safari of the imagination? This week’s prompt is here: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/14-march-2014/