The Little Collector

A A McRae
2 min readJan 11, 2023

Our neighbor is a meticulous collector. Each day, when Sam and I go out, we find a new collection set up on the sidewalk outside the house.

Sometimes it is an arrangement of nuts, seeds, berries, mushrooms, small pebbles, and bits of concrete. On other days it boasts an array of leaves, weeds, and hastily picked flowers recognizable from yards across the street. Our favorite collections are the mishmashes, like the peg dolls…

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A A McRae

I am a teacher, parent, cookie-baking experimenter, library enthusiast, and all-around bookworm. Twitter and Instagram: @aamcraewrites