This story was written for a creative writing class at Rowan University in January of 2008. The assignment was to write a “fable,” though it ended up coming out as more of a poem. However, it still has “fable” aspects since it involves talking animals (ants) and a moral/lesson (something about dieting and judgment, maybe?).
When I was sitting at McDonalds, eating a number 2
An Ant crawled across my table out of the blue
The Ant asked, Can I have the rest of your fries?
You don’t need them, look at your thighs
You should diet, exercise, and fret
You don’t need to eat all that
Me, about diets, I don’t need to think
I’ll eat your fries, and drink your drink
And though cholesterol may clog your heart
I’ll be fine, so isn’t it smart
To share your fine meal with me
So I can live my life carefree
Unlike you, who’ll gain five pounds
As your belly gets ever more round
Your arteries are sure to clog
You never even go out to jog
But me, I work all day long
So share your food, it can’t be wrong!
See? Now there’s a friendly chum
Pass me the fries, the shake, yum yum
There we go, and —wait, you!
What are you doing with that shoe?
Don’t get any ideas with that!
You would never make me — *SPLAT*