Spring has sprung and along with it, the annual Spring Fling Writing Contest hosted by the lovely Ciara O'Neal and Kaitlyn Sanchez. I hope you enjoy my entry and all the other wonderful Spring stories posted on Ciara's blog!
By Kari Ann Gonzalez
Mama bird beamed at the new beauty in her nest.
“Mama, where did this egg come from?” Cheep asked.
“We may never know, but she’s right where she is meant to be.”
“Can we keep her?” Peep pleaded.
“Family is family,” Mama said, snuggling in close.
“I will love her so,” Mama said.
“I will share my sweetest seeds.” Cheep said.
“I will teach her to soar.” Peep said.
“I will help her up if she falls.” Mama said.
One warm day, when the blossoms smelled sweet
and the bees became busy,
the bird family heard…
“It’s happening. Our baby- she’s hatching!”
One little leg appeared.
Two-three-four. FOUR legs?
Stretch. Snap. Crack.
A slithery tongue!
“What a beauty.” Mama sighed.
Cheep blinked, “It’s a---”
“BROTHER!” Peep cried.