Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Fast Snail

By: Pratya
Three words: Snail, Chimpanzee, Antelope
Word-giver: Jyotish
Date: 29, Nov, 2009

There was once a boy named Jyotish. He lived in Singapore. He always wanted a pet. He had to keep on asking his parents for one. But it was no good. His parents told him "if you are good, you will get a pet". Days and days passed and Jyotish behaved his best. One day his parents had a surprise for Jyotish. They were holding a Chimpanzee, Antelope, and a Snail! Jyotish screamed with joy "Yippee!" He grabbed the chimp and hugged it. Then he stared at the snail and antelope. He hugged them carefully. He tried to hold the antelope but it kept on slipping from his hand. Then finally he got it.

Soon, days passed by and the chimp grew bigger and bigger until he was as big as Hanuman! Jyotish was surprised. He took his animals and went to the forest to play. A lot of people gathered around them. They said, "let the antelope and the snail have a race". The antelope started teasing the snail.

Before the race, the chimp (Hanuman) told the snail a trick. He took the snail up and put it on a skate. Then the race began. The antelope started running fast. The people cheered for it. Then the chimp gave the snail a little push with his hand. The skate went Zoooom and hit the finishing line. Wow, a surprise finish! The snail won!! The antelope learned his lesson not to show-off!


Problem: 1. Jyothish wanted a pet.
2. The antelope teased the snail
1. Chimp, antelope, and snail became his pets.
2. Chimp put the snail on a skate.
1. If you are good, you'll get what you want.
2. Don't show-off!

Did you like the story? Please leave a comment below for me. Better, give me three new words!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The pot of gold

By: Pratya
Three words: mermaid, rainbow, banana
Word-giver: Lavanya Aunty from Singapore
Date: 11, Nov, 2009

There once lived a mermaid named Kaylie. She lived in the Indian ocean near India. She was always kindhearted to everyone. One day when she was swimming in the ocean, she got very tired because it was night and very dark. She wished that it was not dark and she imagined that there was a big rainbow around her. But no rainbow came (of course!).

Then Kaylie swam ashore. A wise monkey sitting by the shore read her mind. He was holding a banana. He broke into half and gave one piece to Kaylie who tried to catch it. But suddenly the banana tried into a pot of gold and Kaylie was astonished! Then a rainbow appeared from the pot. An Apple came from the red part of the rainbow, an orange from the orange part, a banana came from the yellow part, a Kiwi fruit came from the green part, a blueberry came from the blue part, grapes came from the indigo part, and finally a pomegranate came from the violet part. Kaylie ate half of each fruit and gave the rest to her friends. She and her friends enjoyed the picnic.

A selfish fish passed by. It stopped when it saw the mermaids having a picnic. It sneaked to the pot of Gold near the rainbow and picked it up. The mermaids knew that the fish stole their pot of Gold. They swam to it and took the Gold right back and lived happily ever after.


Problem: The mermaid did not like dark.
Solution: The monkey gave her a rainbow and a pot of gold.
Moral: Magic can happen.

Did you like the story? Please leave a comment below for me. Better, give me three new words!