Loads of critters gather food for the winter. Those that don’t might bulk up and live off their fat. Either way, both groups of animals prepare for what they know is coming.
They know a time of cold and a time of death is coming–death for those who didn’t prepare.
Your prompt for the week is to tell the tale of a prepper (be it animal, human, or some other life form). Maybe they’re going about it innocently and they don’t really know why they’re prepping. Maybe they’re just doing it because it feels right. Maybe your prepper is doing it because their parents did. Maybe they’re conspiracy theorists. Maybe they’ve seen things in their life that showed them that they’re on their own.
What does your prepper do? What are they thinking? What’s coming down the line? Will they have enough to make it?
As always, this prompt is free to use however you please.