The rat had probably been dead for a while. Its little body was a mess of blood and black fur flattened against the pavement. The tail was the only part that was still three dimensional.
A crow gripped the creature’s entrails in its beak, pulling them taut like the stings of a violin.
Sam was out for his morning jog around the neighborhood. The temperature was supposed to hit 110 and he could feel pins of sweat poking out of his skin. The rat’s corpse lay in front of one of the vacant lots leftover from the housing boom a few years earlier. When the market collapsed, the fields filled with weeds and made homes for hundreds of tiny critters that met their demise under a hot car tire.
The crow bounced away from its pre-flattened meal and flew away as a blue minivan approached in the roadway. Sam stopped to watch the bird, weighted down with rat entrails, flutter off into the distance. He lost sight for a moment as the van’s headlights drew his pupils tight.
By the time Sam could see again, the crow’s flight had devolved into a series of quick jerking motions until it fell from the sky and thudded against the ground like an overripe peach falling from a tree.
Sam looked on as the minivan rounded the corner. Did anyone else see the crow fall from the sky? Maybe he’d imagined the whole thing. He decided to investigate. The sun was just starting to cast its orange glow in the sky. Sam would have to cut his jog short, but he could still make it home with enough time to get ready for work.
It looked like the crow made it about 500 feet before it croaked. Sam jogged along the sidewalk toward the impact zone. The crow landed in the gutter prone with its wings extended. Streams of blood trickled from its marble-like eyes.
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Setiap yang datang pasti akan pergi. Mengapa kita terlalu egois untuk merasa kehilangan? Bukankah sebenarnya kita tidak memiliki apapun?
Berharap lebih, lebih berharap! Allah saja, Allah terus
We Bridge The Nation. Tulisan ini juga mengingatkan bahwa, ketika kita melakukan penyebrangan, secara tersirat, setelahnya akan "menghubungkan" yang sebelumnya sempat terputus. As same as menyambung silaturrahim 😊😊 #ntms#story#kapal#ferry#perjalanan#silaturrahim
[Art by Kim-KD] Just when you thought your Monday couldn't get weirder...you're welcome.
Moloi was painting when Sam arrived, his graceful limbs balancing brushes and paints, his intelligent eyes focused intently. When the artist heard Sam come in, he smiled and waved with all legs twitching, "Come in, come in," he said and drew him up a chair. "I heard you were looking for a model?" Sam felt a little starstruck sitting across from the painter, his mouth suddenly dry. All around them hung silky oils of nude figures of different species, Moloi's bevy of past muses. "That's right," the painter smiled again with his eyes. "I figured you could pose for me for the day, get a sense for how I work and we can feel it out as we go." Sam nodded and started to undress. His heart pounded in his chest as the master set aside his self portrait and drew up a blank canvas. He made a mental note to send his agent a thank you, maybe one of those edible bouquets with little melon cut-outs. He couldn't believe he was really here.
Emprendedor, sibarita de tomo y lomo, que disfruta conociendo lugares gourmet por Santiago y el mundo. 🌎🍤🍩🧀🍋 Cocinero, sociable y extrovertido. Compartimos con @diegonorambuena y nos mostró su #InteresanteFusión . ¡Conócelo este miércoles 24 de mayo en nuestro #story ! 👌 ¡Recuerda! Todxs los que vean la historia completa, participan por un mes de los nuevos sabores de #FuzeTea . #lifestyle#gourmet#foodie#food#tea
A dica de hoje é pra quem adora bicho! Esses marcadores são da ong @patasdadas 🐾 que faz um trabalho sério e lindo em Porto Alegre.
Cada marcador custa R$2,00. É um mais lindo que o outro, e a renda é toda revertida para o tratamento dos animais resgatados pelo Patas. 🐈🐕 E eles têm outros produtos fofos, como agenda, calendário e bloquinho.
Endereço do site no insta deles ou patasdadas.com.br/lojinha 😊
Ig parceiro @livrologia_d
Masih tentang budaya, atau membudayakan sesuatu. Kopi tetap saja kopi. Kita membiasakan minum kopi ditempat tertentu, dengan toping capucino atau cocolate, tetap saja akan berasa kopi. Duduk di gardu dengan meja besi berkarat ditemani kopi tanpa toping, tanpa gelas unik, dengan sedikit gula. Sama saja akan berasa kopi. . .
Manusia terlalu banyak berpura-pura, kapan memulai untuk berterusterang dengan diri kita sendiri? Kopi emang pahit, tapi enak. Enaknya itu, hmm... Seperti menikmati kepahitan dalam kebersyukuran. Apa sebaliknya? 😁😁 #ntms#kopi#coffeetime#story
Se vivo fosse em carne e osso, sir Arthur Conan Doyle hoje completaria 158 anos. Porém, quem entra para o hall da fama da literatura nunca, efetivamente, encontra descanso e exílio na morte. Para celebrar sua obra eterna e sua criatura prodígio, aqui vão 4 livros memoráveis para você começar a ler Sherlock Holmes. http://bit.ly/2q7wE4C (link clicável na bio)
It felt like he had captured me in a boat,
On a sea that was hit by a storm.
And when I did try to jump & escape,
there was no land in sight.
None that could hold me and save me,
None that could make things right.
All I had were two choices,
"Go back to the boat that I escaped from
and hope for love to come around".
"Or else stay with the stormy waves
and hope someone would hold my hand before I drown." Sent by: @give.0.fucks_
So I have 2 new friends in my house. Unfortunately it's not exactly happy how we got them... My dog comes inside like normal but with something squealing in his mouth. A baby bunny. We brought it in and found 2 small wounds on his leg and butt but didn't look like something a dog could do. My sister and I searched the yard and found 3 more. One alive. Two dead. We brought both the alive ones inside and cleaned their cuts and got them warmed up. We have now started bottle feeding them and are guessing they're a week old. Their eyes are still closed and they can kinda move around and are doing much better than the first day we had them. I'll post updates on how they're doing. Unfortunately we couldn't find the original nest and have seen no signs of the mother so we will keep them in our care till we can.