For this chapter, all characters appearing in my work are not fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is not coincidental. 🙂
I plan to tell this story to children all over the world. This was made from the bottom of my heart. Please read and help share. Thanks, appreciate it! 🙂
Once upon a time, in a land where the trees meet the sun and the rivers have no end…
Where all you can hear are the chirping of the birds and rustling of the leaves,
There was an old village called “The Skinny Mushroom Village.”
In this place, people have found their home, and settled on their own way of life. And soon, they’ve built their own community and had families.
All through the day, they grew as much mushrooms as they could. And all through the night, they slept soundly, and slept tight.
People, young and old were already accustomed to this very simple way of life.
But in this quiet little town, there is a boy named Ethan, who thought that this life is pretty–
Boring. (sighs) I’m so bored. I’m always tired of the day’s work and nothing’s left for me to do but sleep during the night. Everybody’s feeling weak all the time and nobody likes to play anymore! They’ve lost their interest in almost everything! This village needs life! What can I do? We need some life, some energy, but where can I find it? Ah! I need to find the answer! I want out of this town, right now!
Little did he know, that there is also a girl, who’s been wanting to leave town… Her name is Sofie.
I have to leave town. I have to see what’s beyond the mountains. Life here is so boring. Nobody wants to play, and they are always tired. We eat the same thing over and over again! Ugh! Mushrooms! I want something else besides mushrooms! Maybe there’s something more out there!
And so, both Ethan and Sofie secretly packed their food for their journey.
They snuck out of their mushroom houses while their parents were asleep, and quietly made their way out of the village.
However, it was so dark and so cold. Ethan had an eerie feeling when he heard footsteps coming towards him.
Similarly Sofie, also feels mostly uncomfortable during nights. This is because she doesn’t have a very clear eyesight.
Ethan and Sofie altogether:
They bumped into each other, and ran as fast as they could. But in their disarray, they seem to have ran in circles, and so…
Ethan and Sofie altogether::
they bumped again! The curious Ethan then gathered his courage, he stopped running, and looked to see that it was simply a girl who has scared him, then asked –
Who are you? Are you spying on me?
No, I’m not. I should ask you the same question!
Oh no, I’m not a spy, I am just a boy from a village nearby… the Skinny Mushroom
And so am I… Well, I mean, I am actually a girl. My name is Sofie. So you plan to leave the town too?
Hi Sofie, I’m Ethan. Yes, but well, not for a long time, I still want to go back you know. I just need to find some answers. And I want to bring life to our village!
Same here! I’m thinking that I might find something new out there, something better. Hey, why don’t we go together; you know… two heads are better than one.
And together, Ethan and Sofie did, to search for something to change their village.
They walked over mountains and crossed rivers.
And as they were walking, they saw a village similar to theirs. They decided to stop by and take a look around.