A Careful Diet and Cautionary Tale

cartoon PigSara’d planned a lifetime for this.

She’d done the research: observation, repeated sampling, clearly defined measures, notes on outliers, meteorological forecast, personality inventory (willingly cadged by some pig, from the father’s file cabinet. Some pig, indeed!).

If the subject was a creature of habit–her inventory indicated a strong affirmative—today was the day. Sara waited in the tree for her subject to arrive, spoon in bowl, and plop herself down on her tuffet.

As expected, she came, sat, and began to eat. Sara slid down her thread, Muffet fled the scene, and the curds and whey were hers!

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2021)

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