The Cold, Windy Day



After several not-too-cold, sunshiny days, the weather turned downright wintery overnight, and everyone woke up to a frosty morning, followed by a clear, cold, windy day.


Around midday, while delivering a stack of letters with unusual-looking stamps and foreign postmarks to Old Possum, Squirrel remarked that he thought today’s weather was unexpectedly brisk.


But no matter what anyone else chose to call it, Possum declared the weather to be “raw,” which meant of course that it was a day to stay inside, wrapped in a quilt by the crackling fire, with a pot of chamomile tea and a book.


(Late November 2023)


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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