The Wildlife


Even in the city we are surrounded by wildlife. I can walk outside my door and find rabbits, roadrunners, coyotes, Cooper’s hawks, ducks and who knows what else doing their thing in my neighborhood. It’s the tiny wildlife that bother me. The ants, the spiders, the lizards, the beetles and all the other little critters than come inside my house. I love them outside, but inside – not so much.

Please use the open space below to share your first 50 words on the topic “the wildlife” or on some topic suggested by the photo.


Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

1 thought on “The Wildlife”

  1. Wildlife=wild life
    and around here it means
    snakes that find they’re way where they are not supposed to be
    and hummingbirds battling by the feeders
    and a gray squirrel stalking feeders
    where finches quarrel with each other for position
    and woodpeckers screaming
    when their seed cake is gone.
    And we two old people
    scurry to fill feeders, put out seed cakes,
    scare black snakes out of the root cellar and henhouse,
    and watch all this wildness from our rockers on the porch.

    It’s a wild life, all right.

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