The Daily Cuppa
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The Daily Cuppa

A scream woke me up.

The silhouette of coyote standing on hill with purple sky behind it.

I sat up in a panic. My heart raced.

Where am I?

A snore rumbled from the giant lump next to me.

Oh, I’m in bed.

A high-pitched bellow filled our dark room. My eyes widened and I grew alert.

It’s coming from outside.

I stood up and edged closer to the wall of open windows above our backyard. Our wooden blinds…



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Adrienne Parkhurst

Mom. Wife. Writer. Editor. Healthcare Freelance Writer. Lifetime Learner. Flawed Leader. Sharing my life lessons through personal essays and memoirs.