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As I drew the first sip of coffee to my lips this morning, one of our daughters said, “Look Mom, they’re fighting!”

I spun around in my desk chair to spy two squirrels chasing each other on the bare dogwood outside of our living room window. I smiled. Then one of the squirrels mounted the other.

“Doh!” I cried as I jumped up and ran over to draw the blinds, spilling coffee as I went. “Avert your eyes, children! Avert your eyes!”

Yeah, that got a good laugh out of the family this morning – he types with wet pajama pants.




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Jim Mitchem

Writer. Father to daughters. Husband. Ad man. Raised by wolves. @jmitchem on twitter. First novel, Minor King, out now.