29. The Fox Fix
On their way to get ice cream, Mikey, Sheila, Devin, Tiffany, and Repugnant walked from their cul-de-sac through a wooded path to the park. They saw deer on the other side of the grassy fields. They loved the deer, but were used to seeing them. Spotting a gray fox between the woods and the park startled them. They watched for several minutes as the fox stared at the ground, hunting for field mice.
“One of your cousins, Repugnant,” Tiffany whispered. The fox’s ears perked up. He eyed the group for a minute or so before trotting back behind the tree line.
While they watched the fox, Mikey’ pulse slowed. His breathing deepened, drawn in slowly and deeply, exhaled the same way. A smile crossed his face, his anger with his father forgotten.
Mikey stared at the spot the fox had been until Tiffany said, “C’mon Dad, he’s not coming back.” Mikey knew that, just as he knew he was more calm than he’d been all day, and he didn’t really want to move.
Today I will connect with nature.
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
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