My story is about an owl I fell in love with on Facebook. He was posted by author/illustrator friend Teresa Robeson! Isn't he cute? Thanks, Teresa. And, yes, my story is only 202 words.
The Northern Saw-whet Owl, a Solitary Creature
Saw-whet Owl's Valentine
High in his tree, Saw-whet slept. He was rarely spotted in the woodlands, and he liked it that way.
Tiny Saw-whet was verrrrry shy but verrrrry devoted to Fox, Squirrel and Rabbit. He watched over his forest friends while he roosted.
Today as his friends scurried about, Saw-whet woke with a start.
Saw-whet smoothed his feathers, mustered his courage and said, "Say, what is happening today?"
Fox pulled red ribbons. He tied knots.
"Say, what are you up to with those bows, Fox?"
Squirrel fluffed his tail as if to hide... something.
"Say, what is behind your tail, Squirrel?"
Squirrel puffed up more before he snuck away.
Rabbit hopped 'round making odd-looking snow tracks.
"Say, what are you doing, Rabbit?
Rabbit giggled and wiggled his behind.
Saw-whet sighed. No one would say what was up today. He turned his head left. He turned his head right. He turned his head all the way around and found...
Fox with a present wrapped in red,
Squirrel with a heart-shaped candy box,
and Rabbit's message that read," Happy Valentine's Day!"
Saw-whet smiled. He sailed down to hug his friends on the forest floor and said, "Say, WHAT a day, Valentine's Day!"
|"Say what? Say Happy Valentine's Day!"|