A Safe Duck

It takes four hours for a chick to come out of its shell, up to ten for the runt who may be abandoned by its mother as she manages a dozen or so waddling, roving, hungry ducklings, anxious for a swim. The child watches and takes the tiny wet mass of feathers into her hand, [...]


There it is again, the breeze--wordless whispers against my skin. Air, unseen unless it interacts. What is it that gives me life? Oxygen. O2. You and me. I think I know what air is but I didn't listen in science class. I didn't study so it was news to me that air is only made [...]