Timmy the Tadpole (a letter "T" story)

Timmy the tadpole lived in a tepid tank, near a town named Tushka. Timmy was thrilled to talk as he twiddled and tumbled in the tank.

Timmy talked to the minnows. He talked to the turtles. He even talked to the lily pads, (which never talked back)!

His thoughts were usually on Tommy and Tony, his two big brothers, who took him into the sunshine first thing every noon time.

Timmy knew he was a tadpole, and so.... a tad different than Tommy or Tony, or Daddy and Mommy. Because they all had toes!

Timmy was a tender young tadpole, with tremendous intentions for when his toes took shape! Tommy and Tony, and Daddy and Mommy all said his toes would transform his life, with time then spent taking trips onto the ground.... when he was a big toad!

That triumphant time could not take place too soon for Timmy!

He planned to hop and trot. He would skip and thump! He would kick and trip! He would... well Timmy just knew that he was intended for thrills when he finally had toes!

One day when waking... after taking a nap, Timmy felt tiny, tantalizing, tentative... bumps on his body!

Timmy tirelessly swam at top speed to where Tommy and Tony were taking turns hopping on and off a fallen tree, to tell them what had taken place!

"My toes!" Timmy told Tommy and Tony. "My toes are taking shape!"

This was a tremendous day to be a tadpole!

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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

Oh, you absolutely have to write children's books - you have such a feel for it! This was delightful. Another read for my dear granddaughter. She'll be here this Wednesday and I'll let you know what she has to say. They can be our best critics ... ungodly honest little creatures they are ... ha ha ha


Just Life 5 years ago Author

Poohgranma, Bless your sweet heart!

I am so honored that you will read my children's stories to your granddaughter!

I have always been a "kid person" just loving how honest and interested they are in the world around them!

And I remember the first time I ever saw a tadpole. My dad brought it home from a fishing trip, and we kept it until it developed it's legs. That experience was a time of wonder for me! (I was maybe 5 or 6). And it showed me an amazing part of nature, that I guess stuck with me.

Thank you so very, very much! And I can't wait for the feedback from your granggaaughter!


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

Well, I think you are going to have to write a sequel. Dear Granddaughter wants to know what happens next to Timmy. Looks like you have a real fan!


Just Life 5 years ago Author

Poohgranma, I am so happy your granddaughter liked Timmy! I will try get my brain cells working and find an adventure with Timmy for you to share with her!

Thank you so very, very much!


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

The pleasure was ours! I do think you have a real talent for childrens stories as well as your other writing!

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