The Journey of Blue Jax – p.16

December 1, 2011 at 3:21 pm 1 comment

Jax floated down from the tree in a state of shock. The Biding Bird flew down beside her, reclaiming its perch on her shoulder. “How did you do that?” Jax asked, and without a moment’s further hesitation, she took off on the trail of the clawfoot elk again.

When the sun had risen almost to its zenith, Jax stopped and clutched her stomach. She couldn’t remember ever being so hungry in her life. I can’t ask the bird to take this, too, she thought, and looked around to see what might be good to forage. She had made good progress that morning, and was now in a part of the woods that she rarely visited. The trees grew tall and close together, leaving little sunlight reaching the ground, so the undergrowth was all thick carpets of moss. Jax could see that the elk must have had to slow down when they reached this point, weaving through the trees in rows instead of a bulky herd; there were only a handful of places where the moss was trampled.

She looked up, and was overjoyed to see that there were nuts on some of the trees. Jax flew up, picked six in all, one by one, and dropped them to the ground. The Biding Bird stayed below and cracked the shells of each nut with its beak. They ate their fill, and resumed the hunt.

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  • 1. Craig T Adams  |  December 2, 2011 at 9:53 am

    I wish this story was interactive, so I could help Jax! It just punches all my Dad/Friend/Gallahad buttons. 🙂

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