It was a lot easier to stay behind the tree. They couldn’t see her there.
She liked nothing better than sitting on the seat, looking out over the fields, taking in the birds who lived there and just on the odd occasion a rabbit would hop across.
But she knew the danger of being seen. It had happened too often, and so now her ears were attuned to the sound of any approaching steps.
She’d stay behind the tree and watch, wait for them to move on, careful to make n sound.
If she was particularly spooked, she would hide up in the tree. She’d become very adept at shimmying up into the tree where amongst the thick foliage she could hide for long as was necessary.
This was her place, and she guarded it closely. If they found her and took her away, what would she have then?
There was always the bush, plenty of places to hide in there, but nothing moved her soul as did the tree and the open field. She felt as one here, and she wasn’t going to make it easy for anyone to take it from her.
Written for: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/05/18/what-do-you-see-30-18-may-2020/
Oh, Michael you have taken us right into the mind of this frightened little girl.
Very well written my friend!
Thanks for joining in the challenge.
Thanks Sadje, my pleasure.
I loved this Michael.
Thanks so much Di. Have you read ‘ Where the Crawdads Sing’? Fabulous story
Can’t say I’ve heard of it Michael. Is it a fairy tale?
Its as far from a fairy tale as you could imagine though it does deal with abandonment.
I didn’t realise it was as recent as 2018. I’ve just read a sample from it and will look out for it. Apparently they intend to make a film of it.
I can imagine it will be a good film. Hope you enjoy it.
I’ll let you know.
It’s hard to be the hunted. I hope they never find her. Beautifully written, Michael.
Thanks so much Shweta, I appreciate your lovely comment.
A lovely response, goes so we’ll with the prompt
Thanks so much
Smart little survivor. I like her courage.
Thanks so much
You’re very welcome.
Superb. You really got inside that frightened little girl’s head.
Thanks so much Chris appreciate your comment