Little Ninjas, Nearer Than You Know

Country Life

They arrived in the night, in silence. They slipped in when no one was looking and made themselves at home, just like that.

In the morning, the sun rose with that yellow glamour that makes for an achingly beautiful day around here. I wanted chive blossoms for an omelet so I stepped outside, ran down the few steps to the garden and then, “Eek!” I unashamedly yelled into the peace of a country morning as a “thing” ran out from under a wooden step.

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