In the Garden


In The Garden

by Michelle Miller

(Word Count 107)


A family of mice moved into the garden just before Christmas.

“Take care of those mice,” the boy’s father commanded.

And so he did.


He built them a house, decorated with holiday lights.

He presented them with platters of food.

He even gave them a sleigh, though he wasn’t sure they could drive it.


When the boy’s father discovered the little mouse world, he was outraged.

“I told you to take care of them!” he yelled.

“I know,” the boy replied, confused. “I have taken care of them!”


The boy’s mother gave him a hug.

“You certainly have. You’ve given our mouse family a magical Christmas.”


Michelle Howell Miller