A PERSISTENCE OF OWLS
I wrote this short story because I had been given another owl figurine as a present, and I realised that I had begun a collection, without intending to do so. I have twenty-eight owls in various mediums and sizes. Two are large enough to stand on the floor and others live on the walls as pictures. Owls are generally given to me. People say “I know you like owls”. I think it may be the other way round, and it is that owls like me.
The story has been posted on a blog run by Karen J. Mossman. It has many other stories, some of them very good indeed.