Walking the rooftops, I found a hummingbird painted on a chimneystack.
It was a beautiful thing, delicate as rose blossom, bright as rainbows. Drawn so precisely it could be alive, up here where no-one could see it. I came back every day, to prove I hadn’t imagined it.
One day, someone else was there, sitting on the roof. “Did you make that?” I asked.
“No. I just found it.”
“Who’d do something like that, all the way up here?”
He shrugged. “Someone who wants people to keep exploring. Best way to do that is leave behind some buried treasure.”
Jim M over 5 years ago
Another fantastic drabble, beautifully and engagingly crafted. Love curiosity tales
D.M. over 5 years ago
This was like finding buried treasure today. Thank you!
Sara Light-Waller over 5 years ago
What a lovely drabble! There's so much light and color in it. Perfect to add color to an already cold winter.
Drew Martyn over 5 years ago
Good stuff, I love the opening which immediately takes you away from the normal real world. Beautiful!
Neil Murton over 5 years ago
Thanks for the amazing comments, guys. Putting these out so frequently is being quite a challenge, I honestly don't know how some of you keep it up. Glad you're enjoying them :-)