The Sketchbook



At her friend’s insistence, Rabbit left the tea shop in Raccoon’s capable hands for an hour and went outside.


After nestling a folding chair into the drifts of rustling leaves in the meadow, Rabbit pulled a sketchbook, several pencils, and a set of travel watercolors out of her basket.


And while she sketched a fall scene, coloring it with splashes of red, yellow, orange, green, and the brightest blue, Mama Chipmunk came outside to sit with her in the soft sunshine.


(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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