The Nature Platypus

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The egg hatched. A funny little pink thing squirmed its way out of the egg. It’s a platypus! The mother nurses the baby platypus until it doesn’t need to depend on her milk. This baby platypus’ name is Philip. Here’s his story.

Ever since Philip was born, every platypus found him queer. He liked to float in the water unlike the other splashing platypuses. He liked to follow footprints of other animals. The weirdest of all, he collected plants. Flowers, leaves, you name it. If you explored his house, there were cases full of plants. In flower pots, mushrooms and flowers grew. In glass cases, grass was growing. There were ungrowing tree sprouts in his room. Plants were everywhere.

One day throughout the forest there was a loud rumbling. A giant yellow car with an open mouth was plowing straight through the forest! In less than an hour the forest was destroyed.

All the platypuses gathered on a hill and sadly stared at their treeless home. All but one platypus.

“Where’s Philip?” One of the platypuses asked. All platypuses exchanged a look. Suddenly Philip came running up the hill.

“I have an idea that could save the forest!” He panted. All the platypuses gathered around as Philip told them the idea.

Soon enough, everyone had took Philip’s plants and was planting them all over. Again, the platypuses gathered on the hill, but this time looking happily at the tiny green sprouts. Everyone was dancing and laughing. All but one platypus.

“Why aren’t you dancing?” Philip’s mom asked as she sat next to him.

“I… don’t know…” Philip shrugged. “I guess, I feel like I haven’t done enough. My plants aren’t enough to grow the forest.”

“ Philip my dear, after this incident everyone will learn from you and remember you.” Philip’s mom smiled. “You are my proud little platypus. My nature platypus.”

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3 Responses to “The Nature Platypus”

  1. Shreya on November 20th, 2015 10:07 am

    Wow Audrey!! That’s really good!!! I like how Phillip’s plants were an outcast but then the plants were the hero! I hope you create a sequel… This is really good (as I said)!

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  2. Cassidy Stanley on November 24th, 2015 12:40 pm

    Oh, Audrey! You have loved platypi for as long as I remember! (5th grade). This is a cute story! I love it!

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  3. Caroln Jameson on May 3rd, 2016 8:35 pm

    So awesome Audrey! It’s great that you got to report about something you love so much!

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