Have you ever had a creative moment sneak up on you? I was driving home after a hectic day and I almost missed it. On the side of the road a female mallard waddled along in the grass. Behind her were 14 (!) tiny yellow balls of fluff scurrying as fast as they could in a perfect line. I would have gotten a photo but there was too much traffic to pull over. It took me back to one of my favorite childhood memories and this week’s Write Anywhere venue.
Write Anywhere #37: Duck Pond
Make Way For Ducklings is one of the first books I remember reading. I would check it out over and over from the library. I think that’s why I have such a soft spot for ducks.
I’d do almost anything for a duck. You can read about it in my short story Duck Tales, or The Ballad of Peeps (tissue required).
This day I took off the stress of the previous hours, grabbed my notebook and headed to our neighborhood duck pond.
There’s an inviting pond-side bench.
This guy came running when I sat down. His frustration at my lack of bread/cheerios was obvious.
The tall guy is pretty cool, yes? We only ever see one of him. But he seems to like hanging out with the ducks.
This is a duck-friendly neighborhood. We are blessed to live here.
The pond is a nice place to get a little writing done.