“I always have places in my garden for the wildlife. Today’s image reminded me of that.”
I wrote this story in answer to the following prompt:
Friday Fictioneers – Write a 100-word piece based on the Photo Prompt image above by © Dale Rogerson
FOWC with Fandango — Ungainly
Ragtag Daily Prompt — Customary
A Wild Donation
The customary if ungainly woodpile was stacked ready.
Snow was forecast in three days. This would be a cold winter.
Fern pushed a last handful of straw between logs and stepped indoors.
She turned on the central heating and sat by the window with a mug of coffee.
Mr toad slipped behind the logs within an hour.
As dusk neared; the hedgehogs came.
The spiky creatures always did.
Fern counted nine hedgehogs who would overwinter in her log hotel this year.
Smiling, she felt good about donating her garden and warm wall to keep the wildlife safe.
Thanks for reading my friends.
Have a great day!