FFfAW: Following Your Heart

He watched from the opposite side of the pond as the other ducks fought for the breadcrumbs tossed by picnicers and elderly people.

The blossoms on the tree were fragrant, and it was peaceful and quiet on this side.

Photo Credit: Dawn M. Miller

Floating and snacking on the natural food in the water, he saw a little girl sitting in a wheelchair, alone.

He flew to the little girl’s feet and brushed his beak on her dangling hand, curious. He curled up, and fell asleep at her feet. The rest of the world could follow the flock, he’d follow his heart.

== 97 words ==

Thank you to Priceless Joy for sponsoring the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, where we write a piece between 100 and 150 words (more or less 25 words) in length inspired by the photo prompt above. Everyone is invited to participate, just click on the blue froggie to add a link your piece.


FFfAW: Following Your Heart

10 thoughts on “FFfAW: Following Your Heart

  1. Aww, what a sweet story. I like the narration through the eyes of a duck.
    Although, at the end, the duck felt more like a dog. I think it’s because it’s a hard to imagine a duck curling up with his skinny webbed feet. 🙂

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  2. A duck with compassion…I like it! Animals seem to know the young somehow…that’s not to say it would not have done the same for an adult, but they seem to understand the needs of little children.

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