Homing

Prompt: Google maps, Yellowstone National Park


HOMING

by

Kelvin M. Knight

Light filtered through the trees. And cabins. Their log cabins. She finished sipping the creek’s rejuvenating water and backed away.

The leaves and twigs in her hair made no sound as she became one with the undergrowth, as she became one with herself.

She had no need for a wooden home. She was home. Wetness, hotness, snowiness, all this, she spread her long arms wide, was home. This beauty outside of herself she breathed into herself, every second of every day.

Yet she was curious. Curiosity from them, to them, kept calling her back. Even though their smell repulsed her. That ardour of clinging chemicals, clawing chemicals.

Itching the mud that smoothed the hairs around her face, she sniffed and watched their little ones skipping, running, laughing. When one of them sang, she grinned. Because they were home. These little ones didn’t understand home yet. And they didn’t need to.

(150 words)


Message from Karen Rawson, What Pegman Saw host:

This week Pegman takes us to Yellowstone National Park in the US. You’ll find both streetview and photo spheres to inspire you. Choose any place within Yellowstone and write 150 words inspired by it. Once your piece is polished, you can share it with others at the link up below:

get the InLinkz code

Have fun and do your best.

Thanks to all who share their stories on Pegman!

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26 thoughts on “Homing

  1. This was lovely, Kelvin. I wasn’t sure if this wasn’t some woodland sprite but now that I’ve read Karen’s comment, I have to agree. It does sound like a mama bear…

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  2. I love this! I may be reading this far differently than you intended, but I took her to be a she-bear. Her scan of our world (her world) through her eyes was so genuine. And to have her POV reveal the children have a similar view of the world was the icing on the cake.

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