[6] A Newfound World

After winter’s thaw, two young sisters muddied their sneakers as they hiked through the woods.

One halted. “Forests are like libraries,” she whispered.

“Why?” the other asked.

“They’re quiet. And you can learn a lot here.”

They walked on, fascinated by this newfound world — this beautiful discovery in their backyard.

Published by Justin Deming

I live and teach in the Hudson Valley region of New York. I have an amazing wife, a beautiful daughter, and a son on the way. My fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Emerge Literary Journal, Fifty-Word Stories, Flash Fiction Magazine, Free Flash Fiction, Spelk, and elsewhere.

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