Author's Note: My mother passed away several years ago, but I still have, mixed in with other papers, stories, and other writings penned by her. She actually did quite a lot of writing and was sometimes published in a few, small magazines. Always her words are insightful. I ran across this piece a few days ago and thought I'd share it here. The original is typewritten (Mother did most of her writing before computers were prevalent) so I scanned it and ran it through an OCR engine. Surprisingly, the OCR scan required very little correcting and what you see below is mostly just as she typed it. Enjoy the read.
THE UNHAPPY SHEEP
by Roselee Reagan
Once upon a time there was an unhappy sheep. Life had not been good to this sheep. The farmer who owned her always beat her. The other sheep were always kicking Unhappy away. Sometimes......