The Tale Of The Homeless Baby Ants
Azalia Turner, Grade 2, Home Schooled - WA
Hello, my name is… I can`t have a real name, because I live in an ant colony. I`m number 257.
I`m a worker ant. If we use names, we will never be free.
After 2 days of being here, we will be set free if we spell, ‘antidisestablishmentarianism’. I`ve already learned the word, I just need to wait one more day to say it to the Queen.
But suddenly, I felt a human-sized drop of water fall on me!!! Luckily, I got out! Oh great, wait…a…a FLOOD!!!!
"Quick! Warn the colony! I will get the babies!!" I screamed.
But it was too late. Then, Super-ant rushed in, and saved the babies! Um, okay. That was very, very random!
I rubbed my eyes. I was confused. Very confused. I thought I was dreaming. But then I remembered that I`m not allowed to sleep!
Is it possible this is from the ‘Legend Book’ that I read?!
I am inside it?!
But then, I became Super-ant!
I suddenly learned how to fly!
After hours and hours of looking for a new home, I felt tired.
I thought, “I’m Super-ant, I can’t be tired.” Then, (in a Jamaican accent) I said, “My babies are so heavy!”
Even though they weren`t my babies, I felt like they were mine.
After searching, I finally found a nest! I started to walk in…but then a bull-ant leapt from his hiding spot! He growled, “Get away from my nest! Grrr!”
I said (in a Jamaican accent), “I just need a place to rest. My babies are so heavy!”
He growled again, and I said, “Okay. I will go now.”
But after about four tries of finding a new home, they were all bull-ants’ nests!
Then I found a new ant nest. This one was different to all the others.
This one was made out of…out of candy?
Another bull-ant came to greet me. It was the King of Candy!
“Can I come in? My babies are so heavy!” I said, in a Jamaican accent.
He said, “You have to pass the test.”
And I said, “What Test?”
And then he said, “Follow me…if you dare.”
I followed him to cliff. He said, “If I push you off the cliff, and you get back up alive, then you have passed.”
I said, “Okay. I will…for my babies.”
He pushed me down. It was a never-ending cliff!
I tried to fly, but the pressure of the wind stopped me from flying!
I grabbed onto a branch, but then an eagle came to greet me. It attacked me. It swooped and swooped…but it didn’t get me!
I flew up to the surface alive, and said, “I passed the test!”
The King`s mouth dropped open.
Suddenly, a parade was thrown! A golden pillow with a crown on it was given to me, and I was the King of Candy! I love candy!