Minutes later, I saw another child. Her mother kept her away from the birds, and she didn't seem interested in them either. They were both focussed on the task of reaching school on time.
Which kid does better in school, I do not know. Nor which is the faster runner or the better dancer. But which one is happier, I do know. And that is what really matters.
A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.