By Susan Brown
I love the country – the fresh air, the peace, the ineffable sense that the slow turn of seasons
Except spring. One would think that spring in the country would be the perfect
Turn around and the weeds are
Meanwhile, the birds are on steroids, cackling (strike that) singing and chirping their merry little song from
Mother Nature likes her little jokes.
The mosquitoes have all completed advanced kamikaze warfare training and are attacking in squadrons. The dragonflies have been slow to regroup this year and the mosquitoes
The world is ending and the bugs that want to eat me are winning.
When night falls, I huddle in my house, shoulders hunched
Finally, exhaustion wins over
The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the day begins anew.…
I hate the country.
About The Author
I love to write! And I love to write for teens. Since I was a kid, bored with school, I’ve been making up stories. Eventually I became a journalist, got married, had kids, adopted dogs and started writing books in earnest. Three followed, plus two more co-authored with Anne Stephenson.
I’ll be publishing a half dozen new books in the next year or two, some fantasy and some realistic which I hope will appeal to teen readers – I’ve had quite a few kids read them and gotten a thumbs up! Check out my website at www.susanbrownwrites.com