Kicking off the A to Z Challenge this month: A is for Acorn. A special thank you goes out to my six-year old, Brynn, who suggested the acorn and the quest of a squirrel who just wants to make friends.
One Brown Acorn
Alex twirled the acorn in his little squirrely hands. Western Oklahoma promised adventure, but he only found disappointment and loneliness. He missed home—his parents were back east. With one brown acorn, Alex was determined to get back to his family.
He traded the acorn for a pen, a pen for a biscuit, a biscuit for a carrot, a carrot for a ride plus some pocket lint, the pocket lint for a skateboard, and a skateboard for the most magnificent red paperclip. Standing on the doorstep of his childhood home, Alex traded a red paperclip for his mother’s embrace.
Feel free to leave your short pieces of fiction (<100 words) in the comments below. The word for today is Acorn