Anthony, The Anxious Flying Ant

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Children Stories  |  House: Booksie Classic

Anthony the anxious flying ant is on his way to work and full of woe. Along the long and winding path he comes across many other animals and insects who offer to help him along the way. Anthony however, is not what he seems and has a cunning plan for all the kind helpers that befriend him.

‘Oh no’, cried Anthony, the anxious Flying Ant as he hurried along the bumpy road, late for work and full of woe.

‘I’m far too small’.

‘I’m not strong’.

‘I can’t manage on my own’.

‘Long way to go. I’m far too slow’.

Anthony was sad and very glum as he continued on his way.

 

Along the road he met a snail.

‘Hello’, said Gail, ‘I am a snail’.

‘Why so sad, it surely cannot be that bad’.

 

Anthony, shoulders slumped, introduced himself to Gail the snail.

‘I’m Anthony the Ant. You can call me Ant. Because that is what I am’.

‘I’m off to work’.

‘I’m far too small’.

‘I’m not strong’.  

‘I can’t manage on my own’.

‘Long way to go. I’m far too slow’.

 

The snail smiled.

‘Well look at me, a house on my shoulders. I move very slow over rocks, and boulders’.

‘I will help and together we shall go’.  

And on they went along the long and winding road.

 

On the way they met a spider.

‘Hello, how do you do. I am a spider, and my name is Sue’.

‘Well I am Gail, and this is Ant. He’s a little sad but not so bad’.

 

The Ant spoke to the spider.

‘I’m off to work.’.

‘I’m far too small’.

‘I’m not strong’.

‘I can’t manage on my own’.

‘Long way to go. I’m far too slow’.

 

The spider smiled.

‘Well look at me, I’ve eight long legs. Four pairs of socks, and shoes’, she said.

‘I’ll come along to help you out. Lots of legs to run about’.

And on they went along the long and winding road.

On the way they met a Hedgehog.

‘Hello’, said Harry. ‘You look sad. So much moaning, and some groaning’.

 

The Ant spoke to the Hedgehog.

‘I’m off to work.’.

‘I’m far too small’.

‘I’m not strong’.

‘I can’t manage on my own’

‘Long way to go. I’m far too slow’.

 

The Hedgehog smiled.

‘Well look at me, all plump and spikey. Making friends can be a chore. My spikes are prickly, they make them sore!’.

‘I’ll come along to help you out. With my spikes all sticking out’.

And on they went along the long and winding road.

 

On the way they met a Lion.

‘Hello’, roared the Lion, stood upright and looking proud. He growled a lot, his voice so loud.

‘What’s up with him, the Ant on your back. He looks so down, his face all a frown’.

 

The Ant spoke to the Lion.

‘I’m off to work.’.

‘I’m far too small’.

‘I’m not strong’.

‘I can’t manage on my own’.

‘Long way to go. I’m far too slow’.

 

The lion smiled.

‘Well look at me my insect friend. I am a Lion who worked around that bend’.

‘I’m a vegetarian Lion, don’t eat meat for tea. I once worked at a Zoo, now I’m jobless you see’.

 

Anthony looked around at all the kind animals willing to help him and smiled. He felt good and spoke to the others.

‘Thank you my friends, for showing you care. For cheering me up, now we’re nearly there’.

 

Now the Lion was listening and had his own scheming plan.

He smiled and said.

‘As we are nearly there, let me help you all out. If you will all hop on board, my long hairy snout’.

Harry the Hedgehog was first and hopped on. Gail the snail followed, and last one on was Sue, the spider. Anthony, however, stayed put on the ground. He stayed away from the big scary hound.

The animals waited but the Lion stood still. Then all of a sudden, a terrible shrill.

Leo the Lion tossed them in the air and opened his big scary mouth.

The Hedgehog, the snail, and the spider were all gobbled up by the Lion.

 

‘Yum’, went the Lion. ‘Veggies for tea but meat for my supper. What I want now is a lovely hot cuppa’.

The Lion turned to the Ant. ‘Here you go’. Then tossed the Ant a small sugar cube.

Anthony turned to the Lion with a smile, ‘Thanks Leo. Same time tomorrow’.

‘You bet’, roared the Lion as he ran back to the Zoo.

‘No time for a chat, I need a big Poo!.

 

Anthony, sugar cube on his shoulders, struggled on, along the long and winding road. 


Submitted: May 07, 2021

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