The Beautiful Golden Songbird – A Short Story, Part 5

One day Paul’s world came crashing down. His father announced that they were moving to the city! He explained that his job had changed, that he no longer needed to travel to all the different villages to see his clients, that he would only meet people in the city. So it made sense to move … More The Beautiful Golden Songbird – A Short Story, Part 5

The Beautiful Golden Songbird – A Short Story, Part 4

Paul saw the bird again many times. In fact, meeting this bird at the tree became an almost daily occurrence. Paul would arrive at the tree as early as his schedule allowed, which was usually right after lunch when Mr. Black seemed to need to take a nap. Since Paul was able to complete all … More The Beautiful Golden Songbird – A Short Story, Part 4

The Beautiful Golden Songbird – A Short Story, Part 3

Fortunately, Mr. Black had other commitments that day so he just dropped off the gecko first thing in the morning and left. Paul was quite happy to head out alone to what he already thought of as his special place. His mother was in her usual spot, staring into space, so he just gave her … More The Beautiful Golden Songbird – A Short Story, Part 3

The Beautiful Golden Songbird – A Short Story, Part 2

He had found the place by accident one day when he was supposed to be studying lizards and their relatives. Mr. Black had let him go off by himself and Paul had spent the afternoon happily exploring a new part of the forest. The undergrowth was rather thick and he considered turning back, but always … More The Beautiful Golden Songbird – A Short Story, Part 2