A Collaborative Story by Sanvi, Pragya, and Nethra
There once was a girl named Maytal. She went out for a walk with her dog, Darla, who was sniffing a patch of grass. Maytal looked down to see what she was sniffing. She found a four-leaf clover and bent down to pick it.
“Ow!” said the clover.
Maytal screamed, realizing that it was not a four-leaf clover, but it was a tiny leprechaun! He handed her a map.
“Follow this map and you will find a pot of gold and diamonds,” said the leprechaun.
“Really?! Yay! I’m going to be rich!” smiled Maytal, and the leprechaun disappeared. Maytal started to follow the map. She thought to herself, “I’m not going to share any of that gold or diamonds with anyone.”
Maytal and Darla came upon a maze. The walls were made of wheat and corn. Darla used her nose to lead Maytal out of the maze.
“Good girl, Darla!” Maytal handed her a treat. “I can’t wait to get all that gold and diamonds! I’ll buy myself a mansion!”
Next, Maytal came upon a mountain. At the edge of the mountain was a valley full of quicksand. Maytal needed to cross a wobbly bridge to get to the other side.
“Stay here, Darla. You can’t come with me. You will fall off the bridge,” Maytal said. “I’m so close to the pot of gold and diamonds!” Maytal started to climb the rainbow, but it was so slippery. She saw the pot of gold ahead of her. Luckily, she had a backpack with rope in it. She made a lasso with the rope and hooked it around the pot. She held onto the rope and climbed up the rainbow.
“Yes! I found the pot of gold and diamonds!” Maytal shrieked. She peered into the pot.
Splash!! A green underbaked cupcake was in the pot, and Maytal got frosting all over her face!
“I hope you learned your lesson,” said the leprechaun who had just appeared.
“What lesson?!” Maytal asked, wiping green frosting off her face.
“You were greedy and wanted to keep all the gold and diamonds for yourself. If you had not been greedy, you would have gotten all the riches, and you would have been able to share the riches with your family, friends, neighbors, and anyone who needs it.”