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Flash Fiction Friday: Pr-hog-nosticate

“Will you just come out, Philip?” Hazel crosses her arms with a huff.

“No.” His voice is squeaky. “I’m too afraid.”

“We’ve been through this. There’s nothing to be afraid of.” She sinks to her knees so she can see him eye-to-eye.

“What if I see it?” His voice trembles but she sees movement from inside the doorway.

“You probably won’t. But even if you do, is it really such a big deal?”

A small furry face pops into view, whiskers twitching. “You sure it’s okay?”

“Just get out here, Phil.”

He steps from his home. Morning sun warms his back and creates a shadow.

“Ack! I told you I’d see it!” He jumps back into his hiding place.

Hazel slumps. “Sorry, buddy. Looks like I won’t be seeing you for another six weeks. Happy Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil.”

 

©Laura L. Zimmerman 2018

**Author’s note: I wrote 2 versions of this story and waited to hear the real prediction. Check below to see the alternate ending! 

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Photo by Tj Holowaychuk on Unsplash

1 thought on “Flash Fiction Friday: Pr-hog-nosticate”

  1. He steps from his home. Cool earth meets his paws, no shadow in sight. He grins.

    “Told you, silly.” Hazel picks him up. “It’s time for spring to make an early arrival. Happy Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil!”

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