Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Aunt Ant

By Darvell Hunt

“Hey Grant?”
“Yeah, what?”
“You see the end yet?”
“No. Not yet. Brant is still ahead of me, though,” said Grant.
“You know where we’re going, Grant?”
“No, Vant, stop asking me that!” said Grant.
“I know, I know. We’re supposed to follow,” said Vant. “That’s what we do. But I’m getting bored!”
“You can’t!” said the ant.
“I can’t?” asked the other ant.
“No,” said Grant. “We’re ants!”
“Oh, yeah, that’s right,” said Vant. “I forgot.”
“I’m hungry,” said Grant.
“Me too,” said the rear ant.
“Who has the food?” asked Grant.
“My aunt,” said Vant.
“Where’s your aunt?” asked Grant
“At the end,” said Vant.
"Where's that?" asked Grant.
“Shut up back there!” said Brant, the ant in front of Grant.
They did. For about two minutes, they walked in silence, Grant following Brant and Vant following Grant, looking for Vant’s aunt. Vant longed to see his aunt, because he was very hungry. He thought about reaching the end and seeing the food.
“Hey Grant?”
“Yeah, what?”
“You see the end yet?”
“No. Not yet. Brant is still ahead of me, though,” said Grant.
“You know where we’re going, Grant?”
“No, Vant, stop asking me that!” said Grant.
“I know, I know. We’re supposed to follow,” said Vant. “That’s what we do. But I’m getting bored!”
“You can’t!” said the ant.
“I can’t?” asked the other ant.
“No,” said Grant. “We’re ants!”
“Oh, yeah, that’s right,” said Vant. “I forgot.”
“I’m hungry,” said Grant.
“Me too,” said the rear ant.
“Who has the food?” asked Grant.
“My aunt,” said Vant.
“Where’s your aunt?” asked Grant
“At the end,” said Vant.
"Where's that?" asked Grant.
“Shut up back there!” said Brant, the ant in front of Grant.
They did. For about two minutes, they walked in silence, Grant following Brant and Vant following Grant, looking for Vant’s aunt. Vant longed to see his aunt, because he was very hungry. He thought about reaching the end and seeing the food.
“Hey Grant?”
“Yeah, what?”
“You see the end yet?”
“No. Not yet. Brant is still ahead of me, though,” said Grant.
“You know where we’re going, Grant?”
“No, Vant, stop asking me that!” said Grant.
“I know, I know. We’re supposed to follow,” said Vant. “That’s what we do. But I’m getting bored!”
“You can’t!” said the ant.
“I can’t?” asked the other ant.
“No,” said Grant. “We’re ants!”
“Oh, yeah, that’s right,” said Vant. “I forgot.”
“I’m hungry,” said Grant.
“Me too,” said the rear ant.
“Who has the food?” asked Grant.
“My aunt,” said Vant.
“Where’s your aunt?” asked Grant
“At the end,” said Vant.
"Where's that?" asked Grant.