Beeched – Perry McDaid – 1250 words (Romance)
Following doctor’s orders a shy guy meets an intriguing woman sitting on a high wall. She has to leave before he can say anything meaningful and he’s left kicking himself. He goes home to take it out on a tree. Chance decides otherwise.
"Take some gentle exercise", the doctor had recommended earnestly, "short walks." To match his short sentences and sessions no doubt. Martin looked down on the valley and took a deep, refreshing lungful of air.
"Lush," he sighed, appreciating the sheer virginal energy of new-grown grass.
"I beg your pardon?”
He'd thought himself alone in the country park, and had been merrily chattering to various birds identified, complimenting them on their song, plumage and coquettish antics. He blushed like a robin in autumn at the thought of what the owner of the sensually throaty voice might have overheard.
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