As a child, Rhea gravitated towards uncommon objects. She wasn’t sure why but it may have been the result of her father giving her a dead owl to play with. When her mother saw, her dad caught hell for giving a toddler a dead bird.
Now older, she never outgrew her fascination with the peculiar. One evening as she was walking to her favorite pub The Lamb and Flag, she spied a shop never seen before. A placard above the door read ‘Oddities’. But, what stopped her cold was a small wing shaped sign -‘If You are a Dreamer, Come In.’
She stepped into the candlelit shop. As she closed the door, soft feathered wings brushed against her face as an owl landed on her shoulder. Staring into her eyes, Rhea knew this was the place she had been searching for all her life.
©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg
dVerse Poets Pub: Prosery Meet Me Where The Sidewalk Ends
Author’s Note: Although most of this is fiction, my dad really did give me a dead owl to play with when I was just a toddler. My mother was furious.
Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com and view anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page