Child’s Play

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June 21, 2019 by The Citron Review

by Megan Anning

 

Sparrows flutter in the dirt, ruffling their wings, swishing dust about. Theresa
watches nearby. Theresa loves watching birds; she is always on the lookout for a nest hidden in a tree. She wants to hold a little bird close to her chest, love it, mother it. She would pet its tiny head. The kink in the hose is swollen in her grip. A careless spray will scatter the birds to the sky, but a well-aimed jet…

flapping is useless

the shock of mud makes scooping one up a cinch

Theresa loves watching her little bird. She loves it, mothers it.

 

Megan Anning is an Australian writer who is obsessed with Bohemianism and the romantic idea of the ‘starving artist’. Her stories and poetry have
appeared in Text Journal, FIVE:2:ONE, The West End Magazine, October Hill Magazine and The Finger Magazine. She has an MA in Creative Writing and is completing her first novel as part of her PhD at Griffith University, Queensland. You can find her musings at: https://megananningwriter.blog/

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One thought on “Child’s Play

  1. Diana says:

    Great story! Do you have any longer pieces by this writer?

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