She woke with a burst of excitement, today was the day. She had waited much of her life for this chance and finally it was here. It was Bonnie’s 13th birthday, and she was promised a trip to the county animal shelter.
She bounded down the stairs with a fervent energy, ready for a quick breakfast and then off to the shelter. Her parents greeted her in the kitchen with balloons and an off-key version of Happy Birthday and asked if she had decided on a dog or cat.
“Who ever I find that needs the most love,” she said.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – fervent