The Avocados



On the (sunny but cold) morning of the first day of spring, Raccoon was busily preparing for the equinox party.


Chilling in the icebox, waiting to be assembled into sandwiches, were creamy egg salad, sliced cucumbers, and cream cheese mixed with plenty of dill.


But something was still missing, and Raccoon shrieked when she realized there wasn’t a single avocado anywhere in the kitchen. They couldn’t possibly have a spring party without avocado-yoghurt dip.


Fortunately, Crow was nearby and heard the alarm. She grabbed her string bag and flew to the store for avocados … and lemons, just in case.


(Late March 2024)


Story © Jennifer Singleton / Read+Purr
This is another vignette in my ongoing series of Tiny Garden Stories: peaceful 1-minute tales that let you read like a kid again. Click one of the first two buttons below to go to (or back to, if that’s where you fell down the rabbit hole) either the “Public Garden” archive page or (if you’re a Story Club member) to the members-only “Private Garden” page. Or click the third button to learn more about my Tiny Garden Stories. If you’re new to Tiny Garden Story-land and would like 10 days’ worth of stories from our first year, visit


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