Sunday Writing Prompt “5 by 5” – Kevin the Squirrel and Darlene.


Include the answers to these questions in a story or poem

  1. An item you just can’t live without
  2. Your favourite snack
  3. A bit of wisdom for the youths of today
  4. A coincidence that unites two people
  5. Your favourite word


Kevin, the squirrel, looked down on the campers arriving from his favourite perch in the tree above them.

There were two things in life that Kevin knew he couldn’t live without, walnuts and Darlene, the squirrel who lived one tree over from him.

To most squirrels a nut was a nut, but to Kevin, walnuts stood out, they looked delicious, they tasted delicious, and they did things to him the sleek lined almond and shiny macadamia could not. They awakened the squirrel within him, and Kevin liked that feeling.

Darlene was the other thing he needed in his life. Darlene would flash her bushy tail at him, and Kevin felt his legs go to putty. His own tail, not as beautiful as Darlene’s would flash in reply, but it was the tingle in his buts that excited him the most.

But Darlene flirted a lot and frustrated Kevin. He offered her his cache of walnuts, but she was always too coy when he approached her.

He remembered the words of wisdom his parents had given him. “There is more than one squirrel in the trees,” said his mother.

“Don’t expect to squirrel on your first date,” advised his father.

Kevin knew he had to be patient, but he believed the coincidence of Darlene being one tree over was fate telling him that one day, something beautiful would come of it all.

Whenever the thoughts of Darlene became too much, he would select a ripe and crunchy walnut and make the chomping sound he knew was his favourite word. He couldn’t get enough of it

“Chomp, chomp, chomp,” he’d say as each mouthful found its way past his teeth and into his gut.

Tomorrow he would try and temp Darlene once again.


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12 Responses to Sunday Writing Prompt “5 by 5” – Kevin the Squirrel and Darlene.

  1. Sadje says:

    A cute story. Hope he gets the squirrel of his dreams. 🐿

  2. crimsonprose says:

    And I wish Kevin all the luck in the world in wooing his lady love 🙂

  3. I love Kevin! My hamster Stella also had a particular liking for walnuts =)

  4. tedstrutz says:

    Hilarious, I love your story! ‘walnuts and Darlene’! And ‘don’t expect to squirrel on your first date’… you slay me.

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