Sunday Shorts: a silent celebration

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A Silent Celebration

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On New Year’s eve, as midnight struck, I chanced to look out my window.   There in the pale moonlight I saw something moving in the meadow.   Stealthily I opened the door to see if I could get a better look.  Making my way across the lawn I stopped silently watching.  It was a deer!  From the woods another came, and then another, and still another.  I watched for some time as they grazed with ears pricked and muscles tensed.  After a bit they seemed to relax there in the moon’s glow.  While I, having become too cold, stole back inside and to bed.

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Please note that the above piece is fiction.  😉

It was written for the 1oo WCFGU  ~  The prompt:  “as midnight struck”

The vignette came about because my neighbor across the street is a bow hunter and  has a big plastic deer target (looks like a statue) on his property. Once on a moonlit night I saw it there, and mused about how real it looked.    When this prompt came up I remembered how real it looked on his lawn in the moonlight and ran with it.    I am flattered that so many of you thought the incident was real.  Thank you!