Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sidney the Unstoppable Squirrel








I had a little surprise in the mail on Saturday. I received my manuscript back from Tanglewood Press. It was another rejection for poor unwanted Sidney the Squirrel! But the funny part was that I mailed it on 2-11-08. I haven't sent any storys to publishers since poor little old Sidney. And I can't believe that after 17 months of sitting in a slush pile, that determined little Squirrel found his way back to me. (I didn't really want him back) Here's a tidbit...Sidney could hear the cat's paws hit the ground faster and faster behind them. Then Carmen dove for the hole and Sidney was right behind. He squeezed inside just as an orange paw swiped his back side. With a sigh of relief they peered outside. A big orange face stared back at them. "Yuck, fish breath!" said Carmen shaking her head. And with a twitch of a whisker and a splash of smelly drool the cat left. "We won!" laughed Sidney.

7 comments:

Cynthia said...

Viva Sidney! I know this is only a sample but it made me chuckle and the art is bright and lively...he may find a home yet!

Martha said...

This is awesome! I love it! :-)

AL said...

Hi Sharon,

That was an interesting tidibit! I love fables, maybe one of the reason why I can write simple dog blogs, but not as good as you.

AL

chicamom85 said...

I love the art, don't give up on Sidney.

Anne

SquirrelQueen said...

How could anyone reject Sidney, he is so cute. Squirrels always prevail, please don't give up on Sidney.

Judy

Lee Beth said...

Sidney the squirrel sure has support!

Margaret Pangert said...

Try, try, and try again, Sharon! Sidney is too cute a character to be left idling in the filing cabinet! I liked the suspense in the story. Our cat has been known to get his claws in more than a few chupmunks and squirrels, and this time Sidney and co. outsmarted the cat (an orange tabby [like mine] to wit)! LOVE xxox