I am taking part in Mondays Finish the Story, which is a flash fiction challenge that provides a photo prompt and the opening sentence to your story. The rules indicate that the story you come up with must be between 100-150 words, not including the opening line… Are you ready for my story?
“She was unaware that she was being watched.” She did not have that sixth sense like others in her family. Wandering through the woods, she searched for herbs to use in her soaps.
She heard branches snapping behind her. Turning to look, she saw nothing. Clara returned to her task. Coming across a patch of woodruff, she began harvesting, taking care not to injure the plant, and leaving enough remaining for a later harvest. Noting the position of the sun on its decline, she turned to head back home. A breeze was just kicking up and dead leaves floated downwards around her.
The snapping of branches caught her attention once again. Startled, she spied a grey wolf with gold eyes. It ran towards her swiftly. At the last moment the wolf sat. As she reached out her hand, the wolf licked her fingers. She might not have a sixth sense, but she did have a way with animals!
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I hope that you enjoyed my bit of flash fiction! May you have a magnificent Monday, and thank you for dropping on by! Be well! ^..^