He waited for his moment, waited and waited, until one ice-frosted, snow-covered day when his family surrounded him and the goose lay fat on the table, he took his chance and let it leave.
The secret went out into the world and spun and floundered and bit, until it settled in the ears of everyone that sat around the man’s table.
There it grew and festered and became something new.
Until a year from the day, it returned and as another goose lay fat on the table, it revealed itself.
And the man’s world changed forever.
But not in the way he expected it to.
Secrets of the heart never do.