The Collection: The Rabbits

This week at Carrot Ranch, Charli Mills wrote about her week, greasy snow, and the rabbits, which she recently saw. From this piece, she set the following prompt:

In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes rabbits. Is it a family? A strange planet? Some crazy bunny person’s pets? Who are they and what are they doing? Go where the prompt leads!

This pedometer geek writer wrote the following:

Aloysius’s Wish

One afternoon Aloysius, the white cat, discovered some rabbits in the garden eating lettuce and carrots. When they saw him, they ran. Actually, they hopped away quickly.

Aloysius was impressed. He could run, but could he hop like them? The rabbits’ back legs looked similar to his back legs. He tried and tried to hop, but he couldn’t. Aloysius’s muscles allowed him to jump, but he couldn’t hop like rabbits, which were nibbling on clover.

 Aloysius knew the clover helped him once before, and he wished to hop. He found he could hop if he was standing in clover.

~Nancy Brady, 2023

I haven’t written about Aloysius in some time, but he nudges me every so often.

To read all the stories about the rabbits written by the Word Wranglers at Carrot Ranch, check out The Collection at the blog on or after Wednesday, January 17, 2023.

I have to admit that I had never heard the term greasy snow before. I now know, and for those who might wonder, it is slush, which makes the roads slippery (thanks to another Word Wrangler, Sue S.)


About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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23 Responses to The Collection: The Rabbits

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Aloysius seems a smart cat!

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  2. JC home says:

    Aloysius the rabbit/cat. Cats are very smart and natural born hunters. An old Italian saying is that you should always be good to a cat because a cat is a lost soul waiting to get into heaven. That is what the play CATS is based on.

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    • Thanks for the background on the play. I have never seen CATS, but there is something special about a cat. At least, I think so and I have had my share of cats over the year. Never a white one like Aloysius, but several black ones, one of whom lived to a ripe old age of 21.


  3. Norah says:

    It’s good to see Aloysius again. There’s nothing like living a life in clover. 🙂

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    • Thanks, Norah. It wasn’t my best Aloysius story, that’s for sure. I like writing about him, but I have a book in the works that will be about Aloysius (so I didn’t want to clutter up my mind with new stories about him). I should be out in March or April if I stop procrastinating (and complete another project which I took on in the mean time). I know I need to edit some of the original stories to make it more age appropriate for those who might read them. I guess like Aloysius, I need to hop to it. 😉 ~nan

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  4. Yes, Ma’am! Hop to it! Perhaps it will be out by Easter! I am excited by the prospect. My biggest concern was the illustrations and I found someone who could do the drawings for me.


  5. Jules says:

    Aloysius is a delightful Kitty. Much success on all your projects. The twins will be one soon – but before Aloysius is ‘bound’ – so maybe a copy for the holidays…

    I keep thinking I want to put some collections together… One local publisher isn’t keen on poetry. Though I had found a poetry book they had sponsered. I had gotten a couple of emails from them about other releases… then nothing. Oh, well.

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  6. Liz H says:

    Really fun! Ever read the Dav Pilkey children’s book “When Cat’s Dream”? I think you’d enjoy it!

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  7. Welcome back Aloysius, it’s nice to see you again!

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  8. Liz, That sounds good. I will check it out. I have met Dav Pilkey’s parents; they live in the Cleveland area, which is not too far from us. Haven’t met Dav Pilkey though.


  9. Once he finds that four leaf clover to wish upon…

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  10. calmkate says:

    such a delightful child’s story, thanks Nan!


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