The rain drizzles onto my shoulders and I turn around as quickly as I can, back into the safety of the garage. I reach into the green bucket, trying to grab a bright red umbrella to shield the rain from me. Being able to twirl it around is just a perk, I think giddily as I splash water all over. My loyal companion, Lucy, walks with me on all fours as she enjoys the rain just as much as me.

I walk out to the coop and let out my birds, only to have them stop halfway out of the coop to dig for bugs in the mud. I laugh, thinking how dirty my all white chicken will be by the end of the day. I continue my mission through the rain of getting at least one egg for my mother who is baking cupcakes. I don’t walk back into the house empty handed (thankfully) after I was told “not to come back in until they squeezed one out,”. I was slightly disturbed, but listened anyway. I return to the kitchen with nine eggs, all ready to be washed.

6 thoughts on “SOLSC-13/31”

  1. That is my new favorite quote. Your writing for today might be my favorite of yours just because you made it feel like a dream land then turned and added humor. I’ll keep watching to see if you beat it, but this is my favorite right now!

  2. Way to throw your mother under the bus! You know I love you & your chickens. Great writing by the way!

  3. Love it! I think that even the order of the paragraphs makes a difference in the whole tone of the piece too. If you’d switched them, I don’t know if I would’ve believed that you really did enjoy the rain and the puddles and the mud.

    Great slice today and I’m sure the cupcakes were delicious as well! 🙂

    1. Thank you! The rain is one of my favorite parts of spring, aside from flowers, warm temperatures, and sunshine. Having to bear the rain really made the cupcakes taste a thousand times better!

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