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The Snail Herder

A short story full of nonsense.

By Donna Fox (HKB)Published 11 months ago Updated 11 months ago 1 min read
The Snail Herder
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There was a tiny woman who told tiny tales, to her herd of snails.

She shepherds them as they slide through the night, curating gardens and hillsides to her great delight.

They followed as she walked, soothed by her voice the more she talked.

Enchanted by her vibrant attitude and calming demeanour, fortunate as I am to have seen her.

I regret not having helped build her home, for it must be lonely tending the snails all alone.

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  • Rob Angeli9 months ago

    Very delightful.

  • Awww, this was so adorable!

  • Andrei Z.11 months ago

    Lovely rhymes! How many snails does the lady have?

  • Naomi Gold11 months ago

    You say it’s full of nonsense… yet, you perfectly summed up the loneliness of being a leader.

  • ThatWriterWoman11 months ago

    'I regret not having helped build her home, for it must be lonely tending the snails all alone.' That line alone brought up some feelings for me. It perfectly encapsulates this story and the 'lonely' snail herder. Well done Donna!

  • Novel Allen11 months ago

    The 100 words drive you nuts, though tis fun. This was lovely, looking forward to more. The snake herd is original and interesting. Really needs more for real.

  • L.C. Schäfer11 months ago

    Can you write a longer one about this lady, I think she seems kind of cool 😁 Could be a typo, "heard of snails"? Or is that a play on words and I missed it 😁

  • Matthew Daniels11 months ago

    I want to know her name. We need to know more about her. 🤓

  • Roy Stevens11 months ago

    Terrific Donna. A snail herder- great idea for a short-short story!

  • Nice story❤️

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