It’s Saturday. A day for sleeping in, for pretending I’ve successfully played sick and avoided school, for luxuriating in having nothing to do. The sun is shining through the window, flickering shadows of new green leaves over the carpet and the clothes I didn’t put away last night. There’s a cardinal singing outside the window.

Auld Lang Syne, Ch. 10
NIAD 8
Published 26-Jan-2019

About the story: My latest entry in the Novel in a Day effort.