Scout Gets a Wardrobe and a Four Legged Friend

“Fun new clothes and a wonderful dog, coming right up!”

I write denim overalls, red polka-dot blouse, matching sneakers, a beautiful Golden Retriever.
A tricycle thrown in, for good measure.

I watch from my window – Scout and Hero, wheeling and running. “Great!” she shouts.

Suddenly she’s here beside me.

“Write me pigtails?”

“Don’t need pen and paper for that! Here, sit.”

I brush her tangled curls, dividing them in half, then each half into three. Far right over, far left over, far right over … thick brown pigtails frame her eager face.

Tears fill my eyes.

I always wanted a daughter.

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    Margarida Brei
    Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
    3 months ago

    Oh, Julie now you are creating a Pinocchio like story!

    3 months ago

    Another great picture, Julie, and another great story about Scout. I love the idea of a writer creating a character, and then watching that character truly come to life.

    Linda Rock
    Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
    3 months ago

    The pictures you are using are captivating, Julie. They take me back to my childhood and picture books, such a happy and innocent time. I’m really enjoying going on Scout’s journey. I too wore my hair in pigtails as a child!

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    3 months ago

    Oh my! I can’t help myself falling in love in your Scout stories. Such a cute and lovely photo again. 

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    Reply to  Julie Harris
    3 months ago

    Same for me. Your stories and Scout’s character makes me always smile.

    Deborah Goulding
    Deborah Goulding(@deborah-goulding)
    3 months ago

    How happy I am that Scout has a new friend in “Hero”! There is a mutual love and friendship between these two! I too, wore pigtails. It would take my big sister forever to grasp my silky blond locks! These stories represent to me happy and simpler times.

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