A Stitch in Time

The wind was picking up speed. Worried the weather would worsen before she could reach home, Titu hurried. It was important to collect all the material to put it all together. She infused renewed energy in find the binding agents she so desperately needed.

She had started her search a week ago. Her foresight and timely action in such matters was well appreciated by members of her community. But she had expected to have another week at least. She had heard some rumours about changing weather patterns but thisโ€ฆ. This was something else, entirely.

Titu looked up at the sky again. She still had some time left. Home was not very far away but it would still be some distance. She found the last item on her list and quickly picked it up.

Rushing home, she placed the string strategically and bound the straw pieces together.ย Finally, she wound the thread around the base of the straw bowl and fastened it to the iron rod protruding from the ledge.

A few minutes later, when the raindrops arrived and cooled the scorching earth, Tituย and her little ones were safely settled in their newly built nest.

  • scorpria
    Posted at 17:06h, 23 April Reply

    Loved it. Never imagined Titu to be a bird!

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 11:00h, 24 April Reply

      ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you! So glad you enjoyed the read. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sundaram Chauhan
    Posted at 18:15h, 23 April Reply

    Haha Titu, dear Titu was building her neat, and I was imagining a working woman finding binding agents ( whatever they are๐Ÿ˜)… surprised me in the end. Enjoyed the sweet story. Well written…๐Ÿ––โœŒ๐Ÿ‘

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 11:00h, 24 April Reply

      Thank you so much for the kind words. ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you enjoyed it.

  • Nayantara
    Posted at 01:40h, 24 April Reply

    There’s a lot one can learn from nature and its inhabitants. Lovely read.

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 11:01h, 24 April Reply

      True! Nature is the best teacher. Thank you for reading and commenting. ๐Ÿ™‚

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