Too Much?

March 30, 2021
M-J Kelley's cartoon drawing of a frog named Jack with a huge bouquet of flowers.

This is Jack. The ever-hopeful, well-wishing, big-hearted frog of Knockwood Forest.

Jack is still searching for his Princess. He is well versed in the fable. So, one smooch and “poof,” a prince albeit a human prince.

Jack doesn’t want to be a human, but he does want to be in love. He believes it can happen if he just keeps looking.

Having been born into an ephemeral environment of vernal pools keeps him on the move. He stays only as long as the water is deep. Wanderlust in his blood; always searching, always looking for better ways to improve himself, always looking for his steadfast love, his Princess.

Jack is a non-descript “Spring Peeper” about the size of a postage stamp and weighing about as much. Through practically invisible, this does have its advantages in evading predators. Still being small, plain and sporting translucent green skin does not help him in his quest for true love. So he had to up his game. Big flowers! Too much? Never. Though not wishing to appear overeager, he continues on his quest with the massive bouquet in hand.

Stay tuned, this story will continue…

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