The Night-dark Meadow



Some evenings, when the moon was nothing more than a sliver of a crescent, and as the first few stars winked in the black night sky, Rabbit would venture out into the meadow.


She liked to sit in the dark, sniff the night air, and listen to the muffled, drowsy sounds that wafted across the garden as everyone snuggled in for the night.


And on some of these late evenings, Rabbit’s sister would join her in the dark meadow, for whispered conversations and hot cocoa.


(Mid-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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