698. Sweet or Salty: an original short story for kids

Aaliyah Ant travels to bring some food back to her colony and learns a lesson about differences.

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:22

Sweet or Salty Excerpt:

It was a warm, sunny morning in the Ahway Island Forest.  Aaliyah Ant yawned and stretched her six legs. She had just woken up from a nap.  Aaliyah had felt tired after helping dig a new tunnel for her colony, but after her nap, she felt refreshed and ready to continue her work.

Aaliyah stood up and walked through the hallways and chambers of her anthill home.  As she walked, she could hear the voices of her fellow worker ants echoing through the halls.  They were all talking over one another, so Aaliyah couldn’t make out exactly what they were saying.  Despite the hubbub, Aaliyah could tell they were excited about something.

Aaliyah rounded the corner of a tunnel and saw a group of worker ants.

“Aaliyah! There you are!” one of them called.  “Did you hear?”

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