He saw it first in the birds, they came sweeping across the sky heading east. With his next breath he drew in an unfamiliar acrid smell and started to sense the danger. As he looked to the west, he saw the bursts of red and orange high upon the mountain. The sky began to blacken, though it was a bright spring day. Instinctively he turned north, to his home and his beautiful Sinopa. He knew she would be deep in the den and nursing, their pups, just born would have no chance. The wind would make the decision for them.
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Peace, love & paper ~ Jo