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A Fable

by on August 4, 2012

Amy didn’t listen to the tiny squirrel in her head. Instead, she remembered her umbrella, and thus missed dancing through a puddle with Darren by the city fountain. Always listen to the squirrel.

This story was written for Trifecta’s weekend prompt, which was to write an original fable in 33 words.

  1. That squirrel is a wise one. But some don’t know enough to get out of the road! I enjoyed this.

    • I’ve never spoken with a squirrel either wise or foolish, but next time I do I’ll be sure to take notes on the experience. 🙂

  2. Dear Darren,

    Dancing would have been delightful, but I prefer dry to dancing delightfully. Do drop by during de next shower.

  3. Gina permalink

    Always. If you don’t, you may just miss the time of your life.

  4. Always listen to the squirrel – very sage advice. 🙂

  5. But dancing through puddles is one of life’s great joys!

    • True, which is why you should definitely listen to the tiny squirrel in your head when it tells you to do it.

  6. Squirrels distract me. Cute take.

  7. “Squirrel!”

  8. Darn it. I’ve been ignoring the squirrel. (Then again, it hasn’t rained in a long time.)

    • It’s rained here, once or twice, but not often enough for me to go listening to the squirrel. 🙂

  9. Am I the only one without a squirrel running around in there? I feel left out.

    • It doesn’t necessarily have to be a squirrel. I am reminded of Bruce Banner’s observation in the Avengers: “That guy’s brain is a bagful of cats.” If Loki can get a bagful of cats in his brain, surely the rest of us could manage some sort of tiny woodland creature.

  10. Love it! I find it amazing when people fit a whole story into a tiny collection of lines 🙂

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