Sappy (100-Word challenge)

It’s Wednesday! Today is Week 9 of the 100 Word Weekly Writing Challenge, sponsored by @bikurgurl – image credit: Toa Heftiba

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She wasn’t concerned about the sticky sap from the pine boughs tacking to her new Christmas scarf and tassel-topped beanie; she was more preoccupied with the three suspicious characters lurking around the parking lot, draped in dark, hooded sweatshirts and heavy boots, their hands bundled in plush winter gloves. The chill of winter nipped at her bare fingers, begging that she find shelter beyond the cover of the thick forest greens; however, she dared not risk leaving any foot prints in the fresh snow. She did not exhale, for her breath, dancing with Jack Frost, would give away her position.

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Untold Story (30-word Thursday challenge)

I nearly stepped on this fragile egg shell in my haste to get off to work… It blended in with the gravel of the driveway, especially with the showers overnight bringing a uniform gloss to everything. It set my mind reeling for the entire drive (2016).

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So delicate and almost unnoticeable. Was this the start of a beautiful beginning, or a tragic demise? The untold story resting silently amid the shallow pools of the rocky driveway.

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Buoy-ful Meal Presentation (30-word Thursday Challenge)

This photo was taken in Favorite Channel near Juneau, Alaska, while on a whale-watching expedition (2015). The island in the background  – Shelter Island – is locally known for having a significant number of bear per square mile.

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Set adrift with no hope; for the water is teeming with leviathan, nudging their calves through the art of the hunt and thick, grizzled bruins gnash their teeth just beyond the timberline.

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