When I was three, I was driving with my dad to go pick up pizza. I vividly remember this event. I looked out to the right side of the truck above the pines (where incidentally, I happen to be renting a house at right now.) It was dusk. I saw a huge swarm of little black things flying above the pines. I screamed, because I thought they were bats.
Promptly, my dad calmed me down. “Dawn, those are not bats. Those are the birds that come out at night.”
For a second I thought they were […]