Short Stories

An Acorn, a Squirrel, and an Oak Tree

Ten years ago I planted an acorn in my back yard to grow an oak tree. The next day a squirrel came by, dug it up and ate it. Yesterday I woke up to find a huge oak tree planted in my yard out of nowhere. I couldn’t figure out where it came from. How could a thirty foot oak tree suddenly appear in my yard? I walked around it. It had a trunk that I couldn’t get my arms around. I looked way up to the top through all its beautiful branches. Finally at the very top I noticed the strangest thing of all. The oak tree was stuffed up the back end of that squirrel. And he didn’t look happy.

Randall Hahn


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