Andy brushed his tattered sleeve across teary eyes as he hunkered down in the thicket.

He nervously bit the apple he had just grabbed off the counter on Main Street.

He noticed a wounded sparrow nearby. His granny would say, “Don’t give up, Andy. God’s eye is on the sparrow. Think how much bigger you are than a sparrow. Think He can see you?”

He was startled by a voice, “Come on, Andy. Let’s find you a nesting place.” He followed the voice. A sign said, “A Resting Place for Boys.”

The voice soothed away Andy’s tears.


Friday Fictioneers, a 100 word challenge by Rochelle based on picture prompt. https://rochellewisoff.com/ Thank you, Rochelle, for hosting this event. Visit Rochelle’s link to find other submissions to this challenging writing event.

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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23 Responses to A NESTING PLACE

  1. A sombre tale of homelessness. Well done.

  2. neilmacdon says:

    Granny’s still with him

  3. Liz Young says:

    I hope that was his granny talking.

  4. Liam says:

    Lovely. A lot more hopeful than many of the other stories this prompt is inspiring.

  5. Hoping all ends well for Andy.

  6. https://100countrytrek.com/
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  7. athling2001 says:

    Not sure whether to be scared for him or happy for him. Well done.

  8. What a lovely and hopeful story, Oneta!

  9. Excellent 100 words! So thankful for all the grannies in our lives.


  10. He watches over us!
    Angels in granny packages.

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