week three

a conversation between a tree and a squirrel

“Hey Tyler, you don’t look so good.”

“Hey Sam, I don’t feel good. It hasn’t rained in way too long. What are you doing here?”

“Oh no! I’m just out here looking for acorns, but there is a pond not too far from here, maybe I could try to bring some water back for you on an acorn shell!”

“Oh no, it wouldn’t be enough. I am just hoping for a storm soon. I see some acorns over by Tom.”

“Thanks! I’ll just go get th- AH! What was that?”

“It’s lightning!”

“Oh no! I hate lightning!”

“It’s okay, it’s a good thing! Lightning means rain will happen soo-“

“I can feel it! It’s raining!”

“Me too! Finally!”

This assignment was called “Nonhuman Perspectives,” and wanted us to write a conversation between two non-human things:

“What if plants and animals could all communicate without humans understanding? Write either about a conversation between two non-human living things or through the point of view of one non-human witnessing people go about their daily lives.”

I chose to write a conversation between a tree named Tyler and a squirrel named Sam. I think that this conversation between a tree and squirrel mirrors how objects in Bob Ross’s paintings also have to “talk” in the sense that they have to work together to form the complete painting.

One reply on “a conversation between a tree and a squirrel”

This was such a sweet little story! Thank you for sharing it. I love the kindness between these two friends, and imagine that Tyler offered to help the squirrel feel safe until the storm passed.

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