The sitting place

On warm evenings and occasionally cold ones, the newts liked to sit out and watch the world pass them by. Neither was very good at woodwork, but being twenty-first century amphibians they were adept at online shopping, and had ordered the bench from a carpenter in Utah who whittled furniture for dolls’ houses.

It was a big investment for newts, who do not live very long, but they considered it an heirloom and did not baulk at the price. When they wriggled off the mortal coil, their sons and daughters had a brass plaque added: ‘Roger and Mary stargazed here.’

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