When I drop my kids off for music class every Saturday morning, I usually stop by the cafeteria there, grab a coffee, then take a walk around the garden. It’s nice outside in the mornings when the beds of flowers are recently watered, lots of chirping birds around, and an abundance of green is visible everywhere, which is otherwise so rare in this city.
There are also some ducks around.
I know right? Ducks.
Anyway, I encounter these feathery guys everytime I’m there, and noticed that they’re extremely punctual about taking time out from their daily waddles to sit in the shade of one particular tree surrounded by bushes. Ten a.m sharp.
I’ve tried to get pictures in the past, but they seem to hate cell-phones, because everytime I aimed mine at them, from whatever distance, they bolted and all I got was blurry shots of duck tails.
So, today I kept my phone tucked deep in my pocket and went over to say hello. OK, no, I’ll admit I pretended I was just wandering around, oblivious, and then when I got really close, I said hello.
They were surprisingly friendly, one guy was more polite, or maybe just flirty because I noticed he seriously checked out my toes (which I don’t think he would have done if I hadn’t gotten a pedi only last week.)
I reached for my phone and why does it take so freaking long for the damn camera to function only when you need it to in a hurry? Why?
I got one blurry shot (asshole camera, seriously) and then one overly hyper duck quacked, and the rest all started to march. I snapped another picture anyway, and the Toe Inspector totally turned traitor, pretended he wasn’t flirting, and gave me this look
I’m more stubborn than webby feet flirts, so I followed them for a bit, and got another shot. This time his look was partly apologetic and also sort of suggestive.
I have decided to name him Chase T. I. Drakeston.
More on my new crush next week, if I get close enough.
Rounding up stuff on DW for the last couple of weeks:
Other than that we’ve had little time to do much else online, except maybe pin some cool stuff. Also, I’m kind of fan-girling over Chani’s story Agent Provocateur these days, so I’ve started a storyboard for it on Pinterest, and am doing one for Forsaking All Others as well.
Besides that, we’ve been diligently writing our stories, because occasionally we feel like doing that. So, if you aren’t already reading our fiction in The Lounge and would like to, then click here to see how you can, otherwise email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you all are having a great weekend, and thanks for taking the time out to stop by here.