Hbeeleh the Owl

Once upon a time, there lived a stupid owl.

Yes, yes, we all know that owls are supposed to be wise and intelligent. But Habeeleh, for that was the name of this particular owl, wasn’t. He was, by his own admission, stupid.

“I’m stupid,” said Habeeleh.

“Yes, I know,” replied his friend, as if from out of nowhere. “But I like you anyway.”

Habeeleh nearly jumped out of his feathers.

“Wh – wh – where did that voice come from?”

“I’m behind you! Just turn your head and look.”

Habeeleh moved his head to locate the voice, and suddenly realized that he’d turned it all the way round. Through three hundred and sixty degrees. And he hadn’t broken his neck either. How did that happen?

“Cool!” exclaimed Habeeleh. “Look! I can turn my head all the way round!”

“Yes, I know that too. I’ve been trying to tell you about it since you were little more than a fluffy owlet, but you were too stupid to take in the information,” said Habeeleh’s friend, clapping his wings together in relief.

Habeeleh was so thrilled to discover this new skill that he spent the next three nights just sitting on his favorite branch, spinning his head round and round. He did it again and again and again. Every time he performed a full rotation, Habeeleh would sigh with contentment.

“It’s great being stupid,” he thought to himself, “because you learn all these amazing secrets.”

Habeeleh spun his head one more time, then promptly fell asleep.

The End.

11 Responses to “Hbeeleh the Owl”

  1. Luai Says:

    Why does the owl have to be a “he” ?!?!?!? ;-)

  2. bakkouz Says:

    Moral of the story: stupidness = fun.
    Good story :)

  3. ДншдЬ Says:

    nice story.
    and Habeeleh has a point, he wouldn’t have felt excited if he had listened to his friend when he was young, would he?? ;)

  4. Noura Says:

    Discovering a hidden talent in us is beautiful.. like getting a surprise gift and it’s not even your birthday :)

  5. sam Says:

    good story maioush……i can picture the owl moving his head around and around..

  6. sel3 Says:

    walla enno nahfe hal habeeleh!

  7. afaf Says:

    walla 7azanteeneee 3aleeeh….maskeen el habeeleh…
    is there a book for those names u simply pick from…just kidding…
    takecare and u amazed me again, as usual….

  8. Jumana Says:


    great story Maioush…I second Bakkouz…stupidness = fun.

  9. 7aki Fadi Says:

    wainek ya binet?

  10. Jumana Says:

    hey maiousheh…esht2na la 7akyatik

  11. sel3 Says:

    hey, your theme is finally working fine with firefox thanks for fixing it :-)

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