“You know, Mamma, there is a tree outside my classroom window”, my six year old began. “Today, there was a woodpecker on the tree, and the poor woodpecker had got wet in the rain.”
I was sure I didn’t wanted get into discussing purchasing rain-wear for creatures for the monsoons, so tried to change the subject. “And how did you know the woodpecker got caught in the rain”, I asked.
“Because his hair was wet, and it had become spiky and was all standing up”, he said.
How could I have been so dumb as to not know that?
A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.
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