I recently found this story in the 250-Word Story thread on LinkedIn, from 11/11/15, and realized I had not yet posted it. Sorry for the delay. — Russell
A Wolf Who Couldn’t Whistle, by Bobby Warner
Bristles the Wolf was very lonely. He simply couldn’t get a date. The other male wolves approached comely females wolves, howled, then gave a woo-woo whistle, and the girls loved it.
Bristles could howl all right. He was the pack’s champion howler. He just couldn’t whistle.
One day he went to the fair. The other male wolves were winning prizes for their girl dates, but Bristles had to be satisfied winning a prize for himself. He did, and it changed everything.
He won a whistle, which he blew every time he howled. He got more dates than he could handle.