Forgot your password?

We just sent you an email, containing instructions for how to reset your password.

Sign in

  • Summertime is
    haphazard daisies in a vase
    blades of grass between your toes
    languid, long days

    Cool water consolation
    ice cubes melt
    watermelon seeds
    on a blue glass plate

    Birds on the wing
    droning insects
    fields of corn, knee high now
    a praying mantis guards my door

    Bright fireflies
    a fairy ring of toadstools
    gangly girls in technicolored dresses
    chase swallowtails with their nets

    Summer is
    dandelion wine
    shimmery, splendid
    a mirage, bending the light
    and then disappearing
    • Share

    Connected stories:


Collections let you gather your favorite stories into shareable groups.

To collect stories, please become a Citizen.

    Copy and paste this embed code into your web page:

    px wide
    px tall
    Send this story to a friend:
    Would you like to send another?

      To retell stories, please .

        Sprouting stories lets you respond with a story of your own — like telling stories ’round a campfire.

        To sprout stories, please .

            Better browser, please.

            To view Cowbird, please use the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer.