Melissa is happy reading a good book
rather than watching television.
Hours spent on the couch, feet up, sipping tea,
a favorite pastime.
She closes the book and looks out the window.
Birds are nesting and chirping a soothing tune.
The mother bird teaches her young to fly.
The bird flaps its wings unsteadily but makes it to the sky.
The sky is clear and vibrant blue.
A sight never to forget.
A brand-new year, in warm sunny Los Angeles.
Melissa reflects on the past year and wonders
what she could’ve done differently.
She returns to her book, intending to enjoy it.
There’s one thing she’d like to change but can’t.
Her flash fiction story “The Big Duke,” was published in 2015. Her book “Shorts for the Short Story Enthusiasts,” was published in 2018. Lisa resides on Long Island, NY with her husband Rick and her dogs Lucy Lu and Breanna Sue.
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