Gliondar’s Long Thread


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Gliondar could only stare at them. Two owls, one munching on a dead mouse, claiming to be her parents. She realized with a growing wonder tinged with horror that she had never thought about having parents. Now she was becoming obsessed with questions.

Gliondar swooped down to about the height of Gretje’s horse, pivoting her feathered head this way and that looking for shelter. She saw only sand, water and low bushes. She flew higher to scan more of the land below. When she had flown for the time it would take to walk from the schoolhouse to Latz Brüder Besten Kleider and back, she spotted what looked like an orange bush and dove towards it, landing in a thicket of Sea Buckthorn laden with orange berries.

Long-eared Owls (Asio otus)
Long-eared Owls (Asio otus) BBC Nature


Too exhausted to try to shift, she pulled three thorns out of her down, tucked her head under her wing and fell asleep.

When she woke at nightfall, her newly discovered parents, Macha and Bodb, were still there, still owls.


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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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