Running With The Wind

Sylvia Heike
Apr 19, 2020 · 1 min read

I buried my dog today, under a maple tree in the yard where we used to play. The older he got, the less he ran, and I wish I remembered better the years when he was young. Running with a stick in his mouth, digging in the fresh dirt of the flower bed, moving without stiffness or pain.

He will run again — with the wind. Beneath the crossed sticks and the musk of earth, all bones become bird bones, and all animals know how to fly.

Wonder Woods

flash fiction

Wonder Woods

Wonder Woods is a small collection of (mostly) speculative flash fiction by Sylvia Heike. This is a personal publication and not open to submissions by other writers.

Sylvia Heike

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Writer from Finland. Stories in Flash Fiction Online, Lit Up, Syntax&Salt, and elsewhere. Loves birds, art, and nature. www.sylviaheike.com

Wonder Woods

Wonder Woods is a small collection of (mostly) speculative flash fiction by Sylvia Heike. This is a personal publication and not open to submissions by other writers.

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