An elderly Gila Monster couple, dressed comfortably in jumpsuits beaded with obsidian and rose quartz, dragged their agave lounges to a sunny spot among cholla, Bahia, and daisy-like Desert Stars. Gazing dreamily at a dust devil spinning across the flats, they recalled the event that had happened many springs ago.
“ What a heady time,” he laughed.
“It was risky!” she gasped. “Madness caused by those bratty birds!”
“QUONK”, a raven startled them from an ironwood tree. “Lighten up, you two beanbags. It was fun!”
[Excerpt from the book “The Wild Hat”]