The Amazing and Somewhat Wondrous Adventures of Nicholas Groundhog by Robert Ladd
Approx. 3,920 words.
Published on December 31, 2012.
Something evil has arrived in the land East-of-the Rivers. Suddenly, this quiet community of soft-spoken animals find themselves double-bolting their burrows at night and venturing from their dens only when necessary.
Who will deliver the peaceful animals from this terror? Is any animal capable of such bravery?
His name is Nicholas Groundhog.
And the rest is legend