As always, thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting this uber-fun writing exercise!
|Used with permission for prompt purposes. Credit goes to Kent Bonham|
Genre: Family fiction
Word Count: 100
Title: Owl Candy
“Mom! Look what I found,” my little girl crowed as she plowed through the leaves covering the trail, clutching something to her chest.
“What you got, Nat?”
Brown eyes sparkling, she revealed the small bundles of fur impaled by crooked sticks. “They’re lollypops!”
My smile faded. “These aren’t sweets, baby, but they are very neat.”
“What are they?”
I took one and broke it open. “They’re owl pellets. Owls eat other animals, and these come out when they’re done. See the bones?”
The infectious smile vanished, but reappeared soon. “I wanna show Papa!”
I had to laugh. “Sure. Why not?”