Bunny O’Sullivan and the Hawk

Bunny O'Sullivan and the HawkBunny O’Sullivan is a friendly rabbit who gets along with everyone. When a hawk sees him and his family chomping on Farmer Stubbins’s cabbages, will Bunny O’Sullivan be able to get everyone back to the safety of their burrow before the hawk decides it’s time for his lunch.

February, 2012



Notes From the Author

This was a new direction for me. I’ve been meaning to write something lighter for a while since my short stories tend to be oppressively dark. Luckily, my daughter’s teacher, Mr Hogg, came to the rescue. Apparently he told the class to get their parents to spend an hour on a story. I’m not entirely sure why, or whether this was even the case; I’m suspecting a little exaggeration or a playful trick on my daughter’s part. Either way, I thought I’d give it a try.

The first attempt turned a little dark and confusing for eight year olds; my daughter liked it, but she had no idea what was going on! I decided instead to submit it to the local writing competition, the Bristol Short Story Prize. Keep an eye on my blog to see how it got on!

Bunny O’Sullivan is the second attempt. It took slightly more than an hour and was given a little polish by my friends, but hopefully, Mr Hogg and my Stan will be satisfied! If you like it, please let me know and I’ll write some more!


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