201 more wordsShe was a coyote fighter, moving just off the herd, across the high desert prairie. Buying her calves time to get back to their mothers, she stood her ground, mouth wide open, bellowing loud enough to insult a shy predator into slinking away.
Tags » Edgar Rice Burro, Donkey Universe
61 more wordsDawdling through chores, then rushing to a book event, I checked the visor-mirror, and eek! -a long coarse hair sprouting from my chin. Aging requires a tolerance for physical betrayal but it helps to have friends who wear whiskers like upside-down halos.