Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Opening - sound - trail

The owl follows you with unblinking eyes as you crunch across the snow away from the oak, into the undergrowth of the space between the trees.

Tearing your gaze away, you scan the treeline for an alternative route, in among the drifts and hollows below the canopy. Pushing through a clump of ferns, you set off a skittering somewhere beneath frosted fronds. You freeze.

It comes again, now off to the left, movement over crusted ice, amid close-woven stems.

Light glitters over the landscape. You stand, listen. And beyond, past the oak, you see another trail. Narrow, but somehow grander, it climbs to a ribbon of sky. The owl stares.

Attempt to find the hidden creature   Blog One
Wait, listening and observing   Blog One
Take the game trail   Blog One
Head down to the clearing   Blog One   Blog Two
Follow the trail beyond the oak   Blog One   Blog Two

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