Morning Owl [flash 138]

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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.

19 responses to “Morning Owl [flash 138]

  1. Owls do like to have a tasty rabbit every now and then.

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  2. Love this story Paula

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  3. Not a very smart Bunny… you’d think it’d be smart enough to lose to an owl. It’s probably better that Malcolm was a poor loser and ate the dumb bunny.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Fun story!πŸ’Ÿ

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  4. Ah the fable of the owl who ate the rabbit after losing a game of chess. A true classic.

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  5. Loving the new avatar – yes l am probably well behind and this change happened weeks ago – but l l really like it Paula πŸ™‚

    By the way, Happy Sunnyunnyday πŸ™‚

    The Cure

    https://aguycalledbloke.blog/2020/08/30/the-hello-232/

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  6. Just because Owls are wise doesn’t mean they won’t eat you πŸ˜‰ Great story. πŸ™‚

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  7. As long as Malcolm doesn’t start going after guinea pigs!

    And that owl in the picture definitely looks like he’s judging you.

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  8. Laughing out loud, right now. πŸ˜€

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  9. I enjoyed reading this!

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