Malcolm the owl was an energetic young fellow, especially first thing in the morning. He wanted to demonstrate his eloquent speech and share the stupendous ideas he had concocted right at the break of dawn. Unfortunately, all the other owls were fast asleep.
After flying over to his friend Zeke’s tree, Malcolm gave Zeke a quick poke with his beak. “I challenge you to a game of chess and let’s make it 3D!” Malcolm hooted.
Zeke opened one bleary eye and sighed, “Dear owl pal, there is a glitch in your wiring. We are supposed to snooze when the sun is out shining.”
Distressed, Malcolm flew home and played chess with a rabbit. The bunny beat him, so Malcolm ate him. “How I wish Zeke were awake,” Malcolm said with a shake of his head and a burp.
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Written for Fandango’s Dog Days 29.