Where the Frog Kings Rule


While gathering fallen leaves for the vegetable beds, I stumbled upon a multi-layered throne in the land of the frogs. It’s all quiet for now as the frogs sleep through the winter, but come this spring, millions and millions of them will crawl out of their earthen abodes to let everyone know they rule supreme. From dusk to dawn, their chorus will drown out all other voices, like trolls on the internet.

This multi-level throne must be where the frog kings and queens proclaim their edicts, and where they discuss with their knights and lords, what to do about the marauding chickens, who devour their tadpoles and young, and how to vanquish the evil herons who hunt them mercilessly all night long. They no doubt plot how to lure snakes into the depths of the pond so they can drown them.