Once there was a young boy named Michael who was a pretty average kid. He liked normal things like comicbooks and bubblegum cards, view-masters and monster movies. Michael had a pretty quirky imagination too. But there was one thing that Michael was afraid of and that was. . .
The stinky creatures bedeviled the boy.
He had heard terrible things about them, how they could blind you with their spray and many of them had rabies. It got to the point where Michael was afraid to go walking in the woods.
When he decided to do a report on the little stinkers for school, he learned that many of the myths that he had believed about them were wrong.
Michael no longer feared the skunks. In fact he was so captivated by the critters that he got a skunk as a pet. It was a beautiful and unusual animal that he named Shadrach.