the two owls


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Gliondar remembered Saraswati’s instructions to fly to a high tree and think about her question for three days if she urgently needed the Messenger’s help.

Long Eared Owl
Long Eared Owl

Certainly recovering the past she had forgotten was an important enough problem to seek help from the person who held the keys to those secrets.

She flew to a forest with higher trees than those nearby and settled in a large, abandoned squirrel  nest in a tree so high that with her owl’s sharp vision she could see the top of the village’s church steeple.

A long-eared owl joined her in the nest and the extra warmth felt surprisingly familiar. She hadn’t seen this kind of owl before, but she had never flown this high or far from home.  A second owl, much like the first, settled in the nest. They started to hoot a two- note duet, one lower and softer than the other, always with the same amount of time between.

Their toots were breathy and deep, and familiar in the same way the warmth was, touching something deep in her core.


About jeanlatzgriffin

Jean Latz Griffin is the owner of CyberINK, a small business that produces quirky skeleton-themed products. She has finished the first draft of a historical fantasy and received comments from her agent. She has turned to Orson Scott Card for tips on the second draft. She is author of "In the Same Breath," and "One Spirit: A Creation Story for the 21st Century." She has a certificate in creative writing from the University of Chicago's Writers Studio. Griffin is a member of the growing community of former Chicago Tribune reporters, enjoys Weekend Writing Warriors and the Story Studio in Chicago. Her Sheltie, Thunder, likes to "type" on her computer keys, and Dr Wu, a Weimaraner, likes to lick her ear when she is trying to think. Her husband passed in June of 2011. Her three fabulous grown sons live nearby. She plays violin in an amateur string orchestra.

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