Guest post by Morgan Reeves, age 10
One day, a woman was walking down the sidewalk when she dropped her fan. She didn’t feel it fall out of her hand, so she kept on walking, leaving the fan behind. The next day, a line of ants was walking down that same sidewalk and found the fan lying there. The ants wondered what it was. One of the ants decided to get a closer look.
“It’s rather pretty,” the ant said.
“And has lots of flowers!” said another. And in another minute, all the ants were talking about the beauty of the fan. Then they decided to take it home and make it a site-seeing place. All the ants in the entire area were awed over the amazing fan. Ants came from everywhere to see the fan because none of them had seen a fan or knew what it was. They called the fan “the flat garden,” which was the name that brought all the ants, because they had never in their life seen a flat garden.
One day, a little girl was alone, walking up and down the sidewalk, when she came across the fan.
“Oh, what a pretty fan!” she cried. She picked it up and looked at it. There wasn’t a single scratch or rip. She decided to take it home. An hour later, the ants found out that a human had taken their flat garden! They were angry, for they loved it very much. They all decided to spread the news that the flat garden was gone. Once they did, it spread out all over the world, and from then on, all but the black ants (who didn’t care) decided to bite every human they see. And that is why ants don’t like humans.
Thankful today for:
615. open doors
616. a washing machine
617. for Morgan stepping out of her comfort zone this weekend
618. birdie toys