Robin Hawke

January 2, 2012, 2:28 PM
Filed under: Three Sentence Stories

Ostriches run when frightened. They look ungainly—upright necks set on messy wedges of feathers, knobby knees belying piston efficiency, tail feathers stuck rudders—but they are ministers of the dash. Aaron tied his shoes, joining thousands of runners who began the year with a flightless ostrich run.


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Got my attention! Incisive description captured my senses. Thanks for a dose of good writing!

Comment by Dr. Pam Young

If you find yourself confronted by an ostrich, perhaps because he takes umbrage with your description of him or because you beat him in a race, remember that the bird kicks forward, not back, and packs quite a punch.

Comment by joem18b

Very nice, action packed story.

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