Photo by Elizabeth Halt
Photo by Elizabeth Halt

down the rabbit hole

February 19, 2014

once upon a time, in the wild of northern michigan, there lived a very large puppy named atlas.

one morning, atlas went outside to find the whole world covered in white. he shivered a little. the white was wet and cold on his paws. for a moment, he wondered what had happened to his green grass. but then he saw his bush and went about his business and, when he went back inside, he forgot all about it.

every day, the white seemed to grow until soon, it was taller than atlas.

one day, atlas was taking his person for a walk when he smelled something under the white.

it smelled furry.

atlas dug in the white with one paw.


he dug in the white with two paws.


atlas dug more deeply, back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, both paws moving as fast as they could go, until there was a large hole in front of him.

he stuck his nose in the hole. oh, the smell of fur was strong now!

atlas dug again, furiously, until all of a sudden, the ground collapsed and he fell nose-first into a large dry tunnel.

{to be continued in the story club}

2 comments... (add a comment)

  1. oh e.
    can’t wait for the rest of it!
    i wish i was a zillionaire and 237.
    i would publish all your wonderful stories and pictures with them.
    in the meantime i’ll just belong to your story club. 😀

  2. “one day, atlas was taking his person for a walk…” Oh, I love that! LOVE Atlas… and his sweet story here, and his snow discoveries! Happy Days to you both :o) ((HUGS))

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