Our very first Silver Pen is Sheeda, @sheedajasmine, with her project, An Infinite Quiet. Amazing job, Sheeda! We are so, so glad to have you as part of the fam. Sheeda is one of our Admin Wizards, and she’s made such an incredible difference for the Mighty Pens already. So glad you are killing it thus far!
The birch trunk directly before me is alight with the rays of the late afternoon sun. I drag my touch across the bark. Smooth and rough. Cool and warm. I close my eyes at the sensation, wanting to melt into the tree. To become a silent guard of the forest, without tradition and politics to suffocate me from within. It’s intensely quiet now. The silence presses against my ears as if I’m underwater.
Something stirs within the thick brush before me. I snap my head up, searching for the source of the rustling.
Two dark brown eyes watch me.