A Different Kind of Boutique

Maple Leaves

I know she would have rather gone to some boutique, but I took her to the forest preserve at the height of autumn color. The interest in her eyes once we reached the maple trees gave me encouragement. And there were no bugs.

Walking down a short side trail almost completely buried in leaves she asked me if I knew where we were going. Admittedly if this were my first time down that trail I would have turned around, but I knew the trees here were particularly impressive. And I knew the way.


Linked to Six Sentence Story where Denise offers the prompt word “boutique” to be used in a story of six sentences.


A very short story of mine, one sentence long, was published as part of the Tiny Terrors theme in Whispers and Echoes. I am grateful to the editor Sammi Cox for selecting it.

Chipilly Woods
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Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

39 thoughts on “A Different Kind of Boutique”

        1. Miami Beach is like a foreign country with easy access home. We live in a inexpensive apartment among the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking community. There’s an ocean, but no forest preserve like the Northbrook area has.

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        2. I took 4 yrs of Spanish in school–was great at memorizing vocabulary and conjugating verbs…but I could never master the ability to think in Spanish in order to converse. It takes too long to “translate in your head” 🙂

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  1. Off to a great start with no bugs, lol. No doubt she changed her mind! There is nothing like viewing fall foliage at its peak. Simply gorgeous. You can go to a boutique any time, viewing fall colors up close and personal -that’s a special treat!

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