I was reading through some of my old stories recently and something leapt out at me as a little strange! I thought I'd share it here today as I wondered if anyone else had noticed a similar thing happening in their writing . . .
Time and time again, mention of one of these little creatures pops itself into the story. It doesn't seem to matter if it is a short story for the adult reader or a longer piece for an emerging reader, one of these fellows seems to burrow his way into the prose. Sometimes it may just be a passing comment, other times a sentence . . . once even a whole paragraph!
Are squirrels hiding in my sub-conscious for any particular reason?
And why squirrels? Why not rabbits or mice or even elephants? (OK maybe I can see why not elephants!)
I took a little stroll around the internet to sniff out some possible meanings for my abundance of squirrels. Apparently, they could be a sign that I need to take life less seriously and have more fun. Or, maybe it is to do with seeking balance or about communication. Interesting stuff . . .
Maybe I'll write a story about the fellow in the photo above. I took this picture last year while staying with relatives who have a giant ornamental walnut in the garden. I guess this little guy found it a bit of a tough nut to crack!
Excuse my ramblings, but the squirrels have made me feel a tiny bit insecure today.
Has anybody else noticed such things happening? Should I try and stop them sneaking in? Hmm, actually I think I'll leave them be. I kind of like them and it's fun to see where one might pop up next.
Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh for hosting our monthly insecurities and this month's fabulous
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