Broken glass chirps

Here’s a quick action scene to start your day!

There it was again. The birds sounded sick again. All around me their usual cries of joy sounded like ones of a sick and twisted world. Like the twinkling of glass right after it had been broken, the chirps of the birds had taken a sickly hue.

“There it is again…” My mother whispered to herself worriedly as she stared out the window. “Serena, go and hide now.” She said suddenly.

I stood on my tip-toes desperately trying to peek around her, to see what was outside. All I could see was a dark forecast headed our way. It was…unusually fast.

She suddenly turned, angry at me, pushing me so hard in my shoulders I almost fell down. “Hide! Now!” She said in quick gasping breaths as if her worst fears had just come true.

I stumbled as I tried to run towards the hiding place. My mother had told me about it several times before. I always wondered what it was supposed to be for and now that the situation arose that I was being told to go there, I still had no idea what the occasion was.

I scooted inside the cramped space, making myself as small as possible. It was only then that I realized there was not enough space for my mother. Whatever the hiding place was for, she had not planned on using it herself.


Published by E. Lexi Abbott

A free spirit and a wild soul. I am a writer who is seeking the inspiration found in the crannies and nooks of life. My goal is to combine the world in my head with the world around me one page at a time.

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