Yesterday, in The Salina Journal had their weekly kids' bug section. One section of this week's activities gave the kids the beginning of a story about dragonflies to finish in their own way - "Once upon a time, there was a beautiful dragonfly..." Here is Taliesin's and Nathanael's story: (Taliesin wrote most of it, but Nathanael contributed the name "Dazzle").
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful dragonfly called Blue and another called Dazzle. They were sleeping one day in their eggs. The eggs jumped and jumped and jumped. When they hatched, they were nymphs. They said, "Where is our mother? I will look for her." And away they swam. One day, Blue said, "Let's stop swimming," and their wings grew. Suddenly, there was a beautiful butterfly called Maya there. Blue and Dazzle said, "Stop, Maya!" But she flew away, and they were sad. Suddenly, there was a giant that said, "Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum, I smell Blue and Dazzle. Be they alive or be they dead, I'll grind their bones to make my bread. Where are they?" He was out of his castle, going to the grocery store when he saw them! Blue and Dazzle said, "We're stuck in this jar!" The giant wouldn't let them out! Then he saw a big Goliath spider. The spider told the giant, "Let Blue and Dazzle out!" The giant said, "No! I won't let them out! They'll stay in there the rest of their life!" Then the spider let them out, and they went home. Then their mother came home.
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