Magical Thinking

September 30, 2020
In this comic, the crows discover that squirrels are real, whether you believe in them or not.
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    Magical Facts

    Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid

    Panel 1: Voices come from a tree, in an old churchyard. It’s the CROWS.

    CROW 2

    Hey, is that the squirrel that’s got it in for you? It looks angry.

    CROW 1

    I don’t believe in squirrels, so it can’t hurt me.

    Panel 2: CROWS are conversing on a tree branch. CROW 2 is only half listening, more interested in the SQUIRREL farther up the tree, and off panel.

    CROW 2

    It’s carrying a lot of acorns for such a tiny animal.

    CROW 1

    In fact, I don’t believe in anything inconvenient, difficult to understand, or harmful to me.

    Panel 3: CROW 2 continues to watch the SQUIRREL with some interest.

    CROW 2

    Oh, wait, his friends have come to help him. That’s nice.

    CROW 1

    Global pandemic, climate change, facts, squirrels. None of it exists.

    Panel 4: CROW 1, who was also only half listening to CROW 2, finally clues in.

    CROW 2

    Oh! You should probably move.

    CROW 1

    What? Why?

    Panel 5: But it’s too late. The unseen SQUIRRELS bombard CROW 1 with acorns, knocking him out of the tree.

    CROW 1

    Ow! Ow! Hey! Ow! Stop! Ow! Oh! Hey! Er! Oof! Hey! Ow! Stup- Ow!

    Panel 6: CROW 2, unharmed by the previous onslaught, calls down to CROW 1, lying in great discomfort on the ground below.

    CROW 2

    Good thing squirrels don’t exist, or you’d be in a lot of pain right now!

    CROW 1

    Stupid squirrels! Stop suppressing my beliefs!

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