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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tea Leaf Tale: Delbert Daisy’s Sunglasses


     Apparently not everyone likes long summer days. For Delbert, time dragged between Solstice and the Lammas Harvest Sabbat and finally Labor Day—the dog days. Days when his petals drooped and his sap bubbled. The sun, such a good friend months ago, had turned fickle, now hellbent on scorching everyone it had earlier coaxed to grow.
     When the girl from the house came outside to play in the garden with her dolls, Del spied some relief. A doll-size pair of shades to block those cruel rays. When she turned to another toy, he bent low, stem almost to the breaking point, but was just able to snatch those sunglasses off the doll’s face. Carefully manipulating the frame using his petals, he positioned the glasses on himself as the doll had worn them. He lifted to the top of the clump, face beaming toward the noonday sun and exclaimed, “Hey, you ball of fire up there, bring it on!”
     As the rest of the daisies whispered technical stuff he didn’t understand about “no UV light protection,” Del stretched higher, his golden center broad and glowing like the sun itself. 

Tea Leaf Tales is a series of original ten-sentence short stories by Marsha A. Moore, relating to photos/scenes that resonate with her.
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Marsha A. Moore is a writer of fantasy romance. The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing. 

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