Babloo is Lost – By Avni Malhotra

//This story has been submitted by Avni Malhotra, aged 9, from Hyderabad. She had written this tale as a part of  “Introduction to Creative Writing” workshop conducted by me in June. The kids were just given a story title and they had to weave a story around it.//

One day, I went to a jungle with my brother Babloo. Once we reached, I sat down to light the campfire, while Babloo went to collect more sticks. As he walked through the jungle, he could smell something strange and he started following it. When I looked around, Babloo had vanished from my sight and I waited for him for a long time but he did not return. I got worried and went about searching for him in the jungle.

I saw a gang of elephants near the lake beside a yellow colored plant. A voice inside my heart told me that if I ate that yellow plant, I would be able to understand the language of elephants. I listened to my inner voice and went and ate the yellow plant. Then, I asked the elephants – “Mr. Elephant, did you see a boy wearing a blue t-shirt and green pants?”. One of the elephants replied – “Yes, I saw him. He went near the biggest tree in the jungle. I can take you there.” I was happy to hear this and climbed the back of the elephant. We went to the tree and found Babloo sleeping near a pile of fruits. I woke him up and hugged him. After a busy day, we returned home. When we were ready to sleep, suddenly I heard a voice – “Avni, wake up. It’s time for school.” I woke up and realized it was all a dream!

One Response to Babloo is Lost – By Avni Malhotra

  1. Hi, Really great effort. Everyone must read this article. Thanks for sharing.

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