The Journey of Blue Jax – p.7

October 26, 2011 at 5:29 pm 1 comment

It was easy to follow the trail of the elk herd, since they always left so much debris in their wake. Jax walked along in the falling green snow with her wings wrapped tightly around her. She was trying hard not to think about the distance she would have to travel to catch up with them, and trying even harder not to think about how cold she was.

Every burrow and den she passed was occupied. The animals took nature’s cue and sought shelter to hibernate. The woods were silent, and Jax figured she would be fairly safe from predators on the ground, though she still kept an eye on the skies. She knew a talon-winged hawk would have to be almost blind not to see her dark blue self in the monotonous green landscape.

As the sun set, her stomach began to growl and gurgle. Jax looked around for anything resembling food but the landscape was not being cooperative. Tomorrow may take care of itself, she thought, but I’m going to starve before it gets here. She decided to stop for the night and save her strength. The clawfoot elk had trampled enough plants underfoot that Jax was able to scavenge plenty of materials to make a shelter, even if none of it was edible.

She was putting the finishing touches on her creation when she heard a gruff voice ask, “Need any help with that? My fees are very reasonable.”

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  • 1. Craig T Adams  |  October 26, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I’m actually shivering….

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