Hoo’s there?


I feel his stare before I am aware of  his presence.

If I had to, I could answer my own question.

I know why he suddenly appears.

My dad said he would always be with me.

The owl only proves his promise.



Written for the Gargleblaster #160.


We’re turning to The Carpenters for this week’s ultimate question. This song has been stuck in my head since the gargleblaster started.

Why do birds suddenly appear?

Give us your answer in 42 words. We know you all know the next line in the song. Let’s see if you can make us think of something different. Take it out of context of the original song and help me clear my head!

15 thoughts on “Hoo’s there?

  1. Oh, I’ve always loved owls…they’re cool. Apparently they are all the rage. Recently, I was in a home goods store and was surrounded by owl glasses, cookie jars, canisters…you name it…they were watching me as I perused the entire store. 🙂

  2. Most mornings I hear a barnowl when I go out before dawn. My favorite experience was with a baby owl. Apparently did not get enough to eat and early one morning my dogs surrounded it. Looked like a cat with its bright yellow eyes. No harm was done. My dogs know I don’t allow murders.

  3. This is gorgeous – I absolutely loved it. I love the alliteration in the last line. It is wistful and touching and a beautiful memory. I wish everyone had such a tangible reminder of love. Thank you so much for sharing it with us, Susan.

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