Blink Contest: March 2018, 68 words
|The bird hunched down a tad and bent its knees slightly. The magnificent wings were unfolded, extended and then drawn up until the tips nearly touched. The force of the wings as they powered downward lifted the bird from the water’s edge. As the water slipped from the dangling feet, a ripple raced across the water, chasing the great phoenix as it beat a path toward the sun.