I was thinking about a theme for this weekend’s post when a squirrel suddenly leaped from the branch of a tree to the birdfeeder outside my second story window. I thought of “squirrels” as a topic, but recalled the years I lived squirrel-less in San Diego and realized some of you are probably squirrel-less as well. So I decided to broaden our theme to Backyard Wildlife instead. I look forward to hearing your stories.
If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve been contributing. As always, there are a few “rules”:
▪ The story must be true.
▪ Try to keep it under 100 words. Embrace the challenge! That’s about six or seven lines in the comment form. I want others to read your story, and most people tend to skip if it’s too long. I know how tough it is to “write tight” but I hope you’ll accept this as a challenge.
▪ Avoid offensive language.
I’ll start us off with my own story.