The Care Package



When he delivered Rabbit’s mail that evening, Squirrel also brought the unexpected news that a human was sleeping in the meadow. Given the telltale box of tissues — and the fact that the Gardener’s wife was both wrapped in a blanket and napping in the sun on a warm day — everyone reasoned that she must not be feeling well.


Rabbit enlisted Squirrel’s help in putting together a care package, and then they tiptoed to the meadow and quietly set everything beside the box of tissues: a thermos of tea, another thermos of hot soup, and a small jar of lemon drops.


(Early May 2024)


Story © Jennifer Singleton / Read+Purr
This is another cozy Tiny Garden Story in my ongoing series: peaceful 100-word 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.

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