A Silent Celebration
On New Year’s eve, as midnight struck, I chanced to look out my window. There in the pale moonlight I saw something moving in the meadow. Stealthily I opened the door to see if I could get a better look. Making my way across the lawn I stopped silently watching. It was a deer! From the woods another came, and then another, and still another. I watched for some time as they grazed with ears pricked and muscles tensed. After a bit they seemed to relax there in the moon’s glow. While I, having become too cold, stole back inside and to bed.
Please note that the above piece is fiction. 😉
It was written for the 1oo WCFGU ~ The prompt: “as midnight struck”
The vignette came about because my neighbor across the street is a bow hunter and has a big plastic deer target (looks like a statue) on his property. Once on a moonlit night I saw it there, and mused about how real it looked. When this prompt came up I remembered how real it looked on his lawn in the moonlight and ran with it. I am flattered that so many of you thought the incident was real. Thank you!