Short Story written by: Marina Elisabeth Velasquez (Guatemala)

It was a nice summer day, it was very hot and Bobby, a very naughty boy, had nothing new to do and so was very bored. Bored of being inside the house, went to the backyard to try to catch some insects to begin a collection. Got a jar, a little spade, and a little net to hunt butterflies.

He had got some animals, but wanted many more, was so enthusiastic getting insects at the garden, that decided to go further to discover what kind of animals were outside the house. Suddenly saw a butterfly with the colors of the rainbow and decided to include it in his collection. He was so anxious of getting the butterfly, that went to the deepest part of the mountain without realizing it. Finally, the butterfly lied on a ceiba tree trunk that had a big hole in the middle, and the butterfly went inside the hole.


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Short Story written by: Jose Mauricio Puentes Arias.

One day, all the animals in the forest decided to have a meeting, from the biggest to the smallest, because they wanted to solve a problem that they were worried about. They were tired of seeing humans throw their rubbish into the water, contaminating and so harming nature.

For this reason, lots of them, mostly their young, were dying. They hatched a plan to make humans suffer just as much as the animals were suffering.


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Short Story written by: Jahimar

It was Sunday morning and Peter decided to go to the forest to cut down some trees for firewood. He wanted to find the perfect tree for his family fire and walked through the forest searching for it.

Suddenly Peter saw the most beautiful tree and perfect for firewood. It was big and leafy and had enough wood in it for the whole week or more.

When he was about to cut down the tree, something began to move. It was the tree shaking his branches. He started to cut it again, raising his axe and the tree moved again.

Short stories - The day of the tree

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Short Story written by: Maria Abreu

Once upon a time there was a prince who felt really lonely and used to go every afternoon to sit in his garden and write sad poems.

He was so sad and concentrated on his poems that he never stopped to look at his beautiful garden, and didn´t realise that there was a fairy behind the roses observing him every afternoon.


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Short Story written by: Michel Martinez

Peter and Anna were one day going back home from school when they passed through a park and decided to stay there a while to enjoy the sunny day.

It was summer, birds were singing and the landscape looked beautiful. All the trees were leafy, green and beautiful but one.

There was one tree with no leaves and a sad appearance. The kids asked the gardener why the tree was so sad and he told them that it was going to be cut down the next day.

Short stories - The day of the tree

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Momo was a little kid living in Africa with all his family. He had listened to his wise grandfather´s songs and rituals since he was small.

His grandfather was the witch doctor in the village, or that´s how he was known there.  Legend says that when he was in the mountains singing his rainy song to the gods, all Africa was covered by rain for several hours. Momo knew that there was a drought and how important it was to distribute water, so his grandfather was his hero.

short stories - glug and the water cycle
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Short Story written by: Xavier Catalán Aznar

Sinta was a green star, (strange, huh?) Well, not all stars are white, Sinta was green and one of the most beautiful stars you would ever see.

It was intensely green coloured due to all the trees living on it, trees covering the star, special trees, tall, strong and magic!

The princess of Sinta, Bibi, and her friends Jango and Solo, lived there and always took care of her. Bibi was beautiful, she had one eye, green hair, three ears, four legs and four arms. Ok, I guess you might be thinking how can she be pretty, but I can guarantee thaT she was the most beautiful living creature there.


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Short Story written by: Miranda Guzman

There was a big tree in the garden of an old house. Three animal communities lived in the tree; a honeycomb with lots of bees, butterflies on the branches of the tree and down among the roots ants had built their home.

Winter was coming and it was time to prepare for the season.  The butterflies were still caterpillars and ate the leaves of the big tree, the bees started to collect pollen and the ants began to save food to survive the long winter.


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