Tuesday, July 08, 2008

PrompTuesday #12

Remember, PrompTuesday, courtesy of San Diego Momma? It's that time again. I've missed a couple because I've been traveling.

This week's PrompTuesday is to create a morality fable, like Aesop. She gave the example of the Ant & The Grasshopper, which inspired me to write a sequel to that tale:

Ant & The Grasshopper: The sequel.


The grasshopper learned a lesson from the ant about preparedness. So, from then on, he worked and saved until he had enough food for the winter. He worked hard, and had enough saved early in the year. After he had saved what he needed, plus a little extra, in case the winter was long, but after he was done, he resumed his singing and hopping and good times. The Ant tsked him, because he assumed that the grasshopper had returned to his foolhardy ways. The ant continued to work and toil all his life.

In the end, the grasshopper had a family, and fond memories of all of the good times they had, doing the things they liked. The Ant had to sit and listen to the grasshopper talk about all of the fun times he had, and was sad to learn that he had no fond memories of his own. He had spent his entire life working and toiling without taking time to do anything he enjoyed. He had a large cavern full of food, but he would die long before he'd be able to eat it all, and didn't have a family to share it with. The Ant wished he'd spent a little less time working and a little more time enjoying life and creating a family.

8 comments:

Jessica said...

great sequel.

Joan said...

Excellent sequel!

Da Goddess

San Diego Momma said...

Oh that's good.

I like the flip side to the original fable.

Mahvelous, baby!

Deb
sandiegomomma.com

tinsenpup said...

I like it! That's really clever. Take that sensible ant!

LarryG said...

wait till i tell me ant... or aunt... or... well... gee ant's do have some fun don't they?

Cocktail Maven said...

Ah, a good lesson for us all. You've got to feed your soul, too. Thanks for participating in my guest prompt!

Vanessa said...

Man, I wish I could get all of my work done in half the time, and sing and dance the rest of the summer. Then hibernate all winter. Sigh. Why can't I be a grasshopper?

Ashlee said...

What a smart grasshopper! Too bad they are really ugly looking....