Proud parents

Julia glowed in quiet pride. She’d nabbed her prize. She held on as if her life depended on it, and strutted along the path with her head high.

Every day her brothers had treated her like a useless lump of meat. They’d gather round at dinner flaunting their treasures while she remained in the shadows crouching, hoping they wouldn’t laugh at her.

Not any more. She growled to herself as she tightened her clutch on the little rabbit. Feeling his heartbeat racing under her paws, she entered their home. Her parents couldn’t believe their youngest chimp had begun hunting already.

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