This past week, torrential rain smacked Tampa Bay, flooding roads and buildings. No one was happy slogging around in the soggy conditions or enduring cabin fever at home. That is, all except little Sadie, who received a red umbrella with white polka dots as one of her presents on her sixth birthday yesterday.
Umbrella in hand, she raced outside and off the porch. Droplets pattered down the bright fabric, and hung at the edges where they grew as large as thimbles in the shape of tiny orbs and glittered like gold.
"What on earth?" Aunt Barbara said and held out a hand to catch one of the falling drops. In her palm, it melted into a puddle of sunshine.
A brilliant circle of golden light cloaked Sadie. She squealed with delight while twirling and showering the sidewalk with sunlight.
It only took a smile from the birthday girl to get her family out for a walk, which left a trail of welcome sunshine through the neighborhood.
Tea Leaf Tales is a series of original ten-sentence short stories by Marsha A. Moore, relating to photos/scenes that resonate with her.*~*~*