Finish the story begins with: “She was unaware that she was being watched.”
Warmed by the fire, Suzie descended five steps down into the yard. With a deep intake of winter air, she lifted her face toward heaven and tasted a sharp twang of forest pine.
She exhaled. For a moment, her hot breath hung in a moist cloud.
With closed eyes, she inhaled again. Another aroma she couldn’t quite identify entered the mix. She hesitated, confused by a gentle breeze that swirled a curl of smoke down through the trees.
Then she heard a sound. She laughed when she saw Joe on snow skis.
“Come, King,” she called. “Breakfast! Cinnamon buns.”
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Thanks to Barbara W. Beacham for the photo used in this week’s Mondays Finish the Story – January 26th, 2015