The Fawn

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She watched him when he was a fawn. Come summer, he grew spikes. A young buck. He was unafraid of her. He grew accustomed to her apples. He came to the porch and snatched the food from her hand. She grew to love him that winter. She was alone.

The next summer, he was a four-point buck. He came to the porch. She tried to make him go away, fearful he was too accustomed to people.

It’s been ten years. An old buck comes to the porch. He takes the apples. She knows by his eyes that it’s him.

 

*Thanks to Charli Mills and the Carrot Ranch for this prompt that is so very appropriate.


Rosemary Carlson

Business Consultant and Freelance Writer

3 thoughts on “The Fawn

  1. I never saw him again, Charli, after the 10th year. That year, he had 16 points and was gray all over…..

  2. Oh, Rosemary, a story well told! I feel a sting of tears in my eyes as I sort through the multiple emotions this flash evokes. But I enjoy the thought he survived to be old.

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