MOIRA AND THE FLOWER
Once upon a time, there was a little girl called Moira, just like you, and one day Moira went into the forest to pick some flowers. She walked and walked and walked until she came to a clearing and in the middle of the clearing there was the biggest, most beautiful flower you have ever seen.
Moira walked up close to the flower and wondered what it would feel like. So Moira touched it and it felt really funny, almost the way a puppy feels. She looked at the flower and wondered what it would smell like, so she smelled it and it smelled really good. It was the best smell she has ever smelled! She looked at the flower again and wondered if it would taste good so she took a little bite of the flower and it tasted better than anything in the whole world!
"Who is nibbling on me?" Moira heard. She didn't see anyone, "Who is there?" Moira asked.
"It is me, the flower!" the flower said. "You have touched my stem, you have smelled my scent and you've tasted my petals, but inside me is the best honey in the whole wide world!"
The flower bent over so that Moira could climb into it, and once she sat down nice and safe, the flower raised itself up again.
"Don't be afraid, but I have to fold up my petals," the flower said as it closed "because this is how I make honey. Look at my center, and you will see!".
Moira looked on as the honey started to well up from the center of the flower. "If you eat my honey," the flower said, "you will be happy forever. But first, you will go to sleep"
"But I'm not sleepy!" Moira said.
"Just eat a bit of my honey, and you will get sleepy." said the flower.
Moira dipped her whole hand into the honey and licked every little bit of honey off of her hand.
"That was yummy, but I am not sleepy," said Moira as she yawned.
"Just eat some more of my honey, and you will be." said the flower.
Moira dipped her hand into the honey again and licked her hand clean.
"That was yummy, but I am still not sleepy," said Moira as she yawned and tried hard to keep her eyes open.
"Just eat a little more of my honey, and you will be." the flower answered.
Moira put her hand into the honey one more time and ate all the honey off of her hand.
"That was yummy, but I am still not sleepy at all!" said Moira as she was nodding her head, yawned and tried hard to keep her eyes open.
"Just wait a little while, and you will be!" said the flower. But before the flower could finish his sentence, Moira has rolled up into a little ball and was fast asleep.
When Moira woke up the flower had opened and the sunlight was shining on Moira's face.
"Hello," the flower said. "Did you sleep well?"
"I slept very well, thank you!" Moira said. "But I would like to go home to my mommy and daddy and my sister, because I really want to play with them!"
"Okay." said the flower as he bent over to let Moira down. "Thank you for eating my honey and sleeping inside my flower."
"Goodbye flower," Moira said as she skipped away.
"Goodbye Moira," the flower said.
And Moira was happy for the rest of her life because she ate the flower's honey.
Thu Oct 5, 2017