“Mummy I want to feed the squirrel too?”
“In a minute Sebastian. It’s Louisa’s turn.”
“Mummy look at how he’s curled his tail up.”
“That’s how he got his name. It comes from two Greek words meaning shadow tail.”
“Look Mummy. He does have a shadow. Look. But Daddy doesn’t have a tail.”
“What do you mean Sebastian? Why would Daddy have a tail?”
“Cause I heard you tell Mr Donnelly…”
“Uncle Fred, Sebastian.”
“But he’s not our uncle. Okay. I heard you tell Uncle Fred that Daddy had squirrelled away and that was why we’re poor and Daddy’s gone.”
In response to Charli’s prompt where she asks us:
May 18, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features a squirrel. It can be about a squirrel, for a squirrel or by a squirrel. Think nutty, naturalistic, dinner or ironic. Go where the prompt leads and don’t forget to twirl with imagination.
Respond by May 24, 2016 to be included in the weekly compilation.Rules are here. All writers are welcome!