This is a short story for children of all ages but mostly those that like a bed time story read for them as they drift off to sleep...
"Dad, it's time for my bed time story now."
"So it is. Okay, settle down and I'll tell you one...
One morning as spotted Bill was putting on his pants he noticed they were becoming frayed at the edges and small holes were appearing in them.
"Oh dear, said spotted Bill, it looks like I will have to go and find some new ones." And so saying set out to do just that...
On leaving the house spotted Bill turned right and then he turned left, he was in no hurry. He was searching for a new pair of pants and of course the new pair of pants was searching for him and all was right with the world on such a beautiful morning.
The storm had passed during the night as all good storms will and had left everything clean and fresh looking so it felt like a good day to get out and do things. Maybe even whistle while was walking along.
Passing over the old wooden bridge where the sun was lighting it up he came across a sigh that was hanging about and doing nothing at all, not even making waves, or even washing dishes, and certainly not whistling.
“Hello,” said spotted Bill. “Nice day isn’t it?”
“For some,” said the sigh.
“Oh dear, what’s wrong,” asked spotted Bill, stopping momentarily to chat with the sigh.
“Nothing, I’m just lonely,” said the sigh, sighing.
“Perhaps you should get out more and make friends,” said spotted Bill.
“I am out but no one wants to be friends with me, they all avoid me,” said the sigh.
“Hmm,” went spotted bill. “I tell you what, why don’t you go see the whispering wind, she too is alone and I think you’d both get on well together,” said spotted bill.
“Really?” said the sigh looking up.
“What have you got to lose?” said spotted Bill making to move on down the road.
“Where can I find her?” asked the sigh.
“Look for her where the trees sway and the leaves call out your name,” said spotted bill with a wave of his hand and walking on.
“Sigh,” went the sigh.
“And enough of that,” called out spotted bill from down the road hitching up his holy pants and doing a little hop skip and jump.
So they both set off to find what they were looking for and we shall wish them well in their venture, and maybe tomorrow we will find out how they are doing, but now it is time to sleep, so eyes closed, lights dimmed, and goodnight to you, sleep well..."
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