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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tea Leaf Tales: Indian Summer Bicycle

As much as the bicycle tried to fit in, it couldn’t.
We all knew.
People who walked past slowed and stared before resuming their normal hurried pace.
Other cycles tried their best to get close, perhaps hoping that radiant color would rub off. I think they wanted to be as happy as that bike.
I stepped nearer to see if I could learn the bike’s secret.
It hummed quietly to itself.
A sharp breeze caught the autumn leaves tucked in its handlebars.
That didn’t seem to matter to the bike since it just kept humming.
It’d been somewhere we’d all like to ride on the last fine days of Indian summer.

Tea Leaf Tales is a series of original ten-sentence short stories by Marsha A. Moore, relating to photos/scenes that resonate with her.
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Marsha A. Moore is a writer of fantasy romance. The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing. Read her ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE LEGENDS for adventurous epic fantasy romance: Book One, SEEKING A SCRIBE, Book Two, HERITAGE AVENGED, Book Three, LOST VOLUMES, and Book Four, STAUROLITE. For a FREE ebook download, read her historic fantasy, LE CIRQUE DE MAGIE, available at Amazon and Smashwords.