Here's my children's story that's due today in Responding to Literature!
On a cliff, by the sea, there stood a lighthouse, a fortress, a guardian of the sea.
Norman lived there and was the light keeper. Every single night with all his might he would turn on the lighthouse light.
Norman the light keeper would do this in order to save ships from crashing into the cliff rocks at night.
"I wish I was a lighthouse." Luna told her friend, Flicker as they watched the lighthouse light flick on for the night.
"That's ridiculous, Luna." Flicker said back. "Your light isn't bright enough." Luna felt sad, her antennas and wings drooped in dismay.
One night later. THBAMM!
Luna woke up to a loud thunder clap and a heavy rain. It was getting dark out and the lighthouse light wasn't shining. Luna spotted a ship edging towards the horizon.
"Oh dear, Oh dear!" Norman the light keeper exclaimed. Norman couldn't figure out why the light wasn't working. He threw on his raincoat and grabbed some firewood in hopes of creating something like a beacon, but the wood was too wet. It was no use.
Luna gathered all the local fireflies together and explained what was happening and told them her plan. "But I can't do it alone. Will you help me?"
Together, the fireflies crowded the light to trick the ship into seeing the lighthouse.
And it worked! The ship turned back. Avoiding the cliff just in time.
Norman the light keeper felt red while he watched in amazement and wondered how something so small could save something so big.
Flicker gave Luna a hug.
"I was wrong, Luna," She said. "I think you're the brightest of us all."
And here's my Mandala for Creative Drawing.
Have a wonderful Autumn day!