Willard was a kind man and loving husband. In fact, there was nothing to dislike about Willard.
One day a package arrived at his doorstep, inside was a cage with a lovely blue parakeet. There was a card that told nothing about who left this gift, but the card read, “His name is Mr. Sparkle, do not listen to him.”
What an odd thing to write!
At first Mr. Sparkle chirped and sang like any parakeet, then he started telling Willard “things.”
Things about people, what people were really saying about him, how he didn’t really have any friends except Mr. Sparkle.
Willard’s wife had seen a large change in her husband, and told him he was spending far too much time in the study alone with Mr. Sparkle.
Mr. Sparkle said she had to go away.
He was the only true friend Willard had and his wife planned to give Mr. Sparkle away.
When he was questioned about his wife’s disappearance, Willard would only say again and again that Mr. Sparkle did not like her.
No one knows where Mr. Sparkle is now.
By all accounts Uncle Horatio was an odd man. He never married mainly because of his passion for raising birds.
Every spring he would walk around in the forest after thunderstorms to see if any nestlings had fallen from their nests above in the trees.
If he couldn’t return the baby birds or find the nest, he would put the young birds safely in his bird and raise them.
He did this every year.
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Have you ever been in a position where you knew something pretty opinion-changing about someone and you could prove it? Did that person instigate a smear campaign against you that went on for years? If you’ve ever been in that position, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Fortunately for him, she made a decision made to not destroy his life, and hey if you’re reading this, and you know who you are – You’re welcome.