Prompt: listen | Word Count: 95 words exactly | Genre: flash fiction
May 27, 2020
Lauren realized with sudden clarity that a true gift of solitude was the impetus to listen deeply. As she puttered in her kitchen, she listened to the gurgle of the coffeemaker and the clink of the spoon as she stirred in a bit of creamy indulgence. Standing on her front porch, she listened to the birds waking with the rising sun. At midday she listened to a friend bemoan online schooling and heard the distress and loneliness underlying her complaints. But most of all, Lauren learned to listen to the whisper of her own dreams.