Forbidden Reading

The birds chirped cheerily outside the window. Scarlet-throated bobins, teal-crested managies, and tangerine-billed perrows all warbled enthusiastically and off-key. It was a painful mess, and one Isile resolved with a sharp snap of the shutters. The painted wood muffled the birdsong and blocked the sneaking golds and pastel pinks of the rising sun. Isile clambered … Continue reading Forbidden Reading