My Reading Companion

Many mornings I read on the front porch for a few minutes -- if it isn't too humid, that is. I like reading on the front porch because it's peaceful; no cats or dogs to dodge. But it isn't quiet because it overlooks the chickens and with eight roosters, it's never quiet. They have so …

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I didn’t collect eggs today

Here's why. Last week she and I scared each other. Last week I didn't look before I stuck my hand in the nest. After running my fingers across her cold coiled body I jumped back as a shock struck through me. Not knowing I could move that fast, I saw her head rise just as …

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