Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  D. Enise, iGeorge Carroll, iAndrew Feder, iAllen Smith, iJeff Mason, iJeff Alt, iDonna Lynch, i

  Home > Literary Fiction > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Lisa Adams

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Articles
· Stories
· Blog
· 63 Titles
· 149 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Dec, 2004

Lisa Adams, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Beyond the Horizons
by Doug Boren

The story of four freinds in the Civil War in New Mexico and Arizona shortly thereafter...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

By Lisa Adams
Saturday, May 24, 2008

Rated "G" by the Author.

Share    Print  Save   Follow

Recent stories by Lisa Adams
· Tears of Women
· Ruts
· Black Eyed Susan
· Walk with Me
· The Bitterness
· A Million
· My Eyes
           >> View all 28


Slight movement perceived out of the corner of my eye draws my attention;
amidst the rolling waves of new, green grass, heavy with seeds
I see the bumblebee stripes;
two bull snakes dance in courtship;
rolling and writhing
beautiful yellow bellies turned skyward before turning stripes up again;
tumbling down the hill in a timeless dance
crossing millenia
controlled by instinct and warming sun
before retreating to their hole
and there will be no rattlesnakes this year
on windy hill
so long as the bumblebee stripes
can be seen in the grass.

*Note: these bull snakes were each over six feet long. I was so glad to see them because where the bull snakes are, the rattlers are not. And even though they will bite, they are not poisonous and retreat long before they are seen. I felt extremely privileged to see this and wish I had snapped a photo to share

Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Jean Pike 5/24/2008
Lisa you make this all sound so beautiful. I swear, girl, you could write the phone book and it would sound lovely. I'm not big on snakes, but I know what you mean about your bumblebee stripes. We have black snakes around here, and I'm glad of them, because they keep the rattlers away.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/24/2008
Great writing, Lisa; very well penned! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Cynthia Borris 5/24/2008
What a visual treat. I don't think I've seen snakes courting.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/24/2008

The power of love - well done! Not particularly fond of snakes, but this is an excellent write -

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Popular Literary Fiction Stories
1. Closed
2. 8 Times Lydia
3. IT
4. Counting Backwards
5. Bubble Choices
6. Take Me, I'm Free (Flash Fiction)
7. Dream-Blisters
8. The Messenger
9. Beer Neck Flower
10. Hunger Pangs