Short Story written by: Griselda Acosta.

Emily couldn´t wait for Sunday to arrive to visit her grandma and spend the day with her, cooking, making cookies and speaking with her Parrot.

She had a long blond ponytail and green eyes and loved the stories her grandma used to tell her after eating her cookies.


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There was an old man living in a village up in the mountains called Earnest who took care of his granddaughter Jane while her parents worked in the fields.

Earnest had no friends because of his grumpy reputation. Nobody wanted to be near him as they thought he was a grouch of a man.


Jane was very sad about this because she knew how kind and nice her grandpa was. So, she decided to visit the “Dream Tree” high up on the hill, and make a wish.

“I would like my grandfather to smile more. This way everyone will know how nice and kind he is”.

The following morning, when Jane woke up and saw her grandfather preparing breakfast she didn´t notice any change and so assumed that her wish had not been granted.

But on the way to school a woman greeted them, and Earnest smiled back: “Good morning!”- he said. Jane was shocked, as her wish had been fulfilled. as her grandfather was smiling at everybody.

Everybody was very surprised and realised how wrong they had been and knew that it is not fair to judge anyone before getting to know them.

From that day on, everybody in town had affection for Earnest who became known as the smiling grandpa.




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Once upon a time there was a village called Benidorm in Spain, which had a very big beach that got very busy every summer. It was also the home of Julian and Florrie, who originally came from the Spanish capital city of Madrid. They loved the beach, and they knew they would never leave Benidorm.

One day, they decided that when they grew old and could no longer travel, they would like their future grandchildren to come and spend time with them. And as they believed in magic, they thought up a plan to make their dream come true.

Julian was a good artist so he painted a picture of Benidorm beach. On the back, Julian and Florrie left a message for their future grandchildren, which was: “Think of your grandparents and you will appear on Benidorm beach with us.”


Julian and Florrie gave the picture to their children to pass down the generations, and told them to show it to future grandchildren and hang it in their room.

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Once upon a time there was a little boy called Marco who lived in a village near Madrid, in Spain. Marco was a very observant little boy and loved nature. He especially loved flowers, and he had realised that the only time almond trees blossom is in spring.

Every spring day, he liked to look at the blossoms and see the pretty colours that appeared in this season. But the little boy got very sad when spring passed into summer and he could no longer see the almond blossoms.

One day, his wise old grandfather told him something very important: “You should look on the positive side of things,” he said, and continued, “Almond trees may not flower in summer, but you can sit under them for shade. Almond trees may not flower in autumn, but they produce the almonds that you can eat if you break the shells between two stones. And almond trees may not flower in winter, but their branches are full of snow and look beautiful.”

Short stories - The little boy and the almonds

That was how Marco understood the greatness of nature and decided not to get sad at any time of year, because there are always beautiful things to admire.