A short story…by Mariana Alves (Brazil)

by Sheetal Makhan / AYC

In one of my recent writing classes, I gave the students the prompt, “Everyone was asleep, except…

Mariana from Brazil wrote such a lovely piece that I wanted to share it on here and she graciously agreed. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did!

Mariana Alves from Brazil
Mariana Alves from Brazil

Everyone was asleep, except… 

The little mouse under the stairs.

There, he starts building his house so it brings a sofa and his bed, leaving a space for the kitchen. A cabinet to stock his cheeses was very important too. Then it thought that there should be a big cabinet!

Thinking about the last preparations for his home, the little mouse remembered that his friends will arrive in few minutes to know his new home and it was better to run to the big kitchen and check if the big people who live there, forgot something. Then he could offer to his friends because his new fridge was empty!

When the little mouse arrives in the big kitchen, it couldn’t believe what it was seeing! Two hamburgers with ‘extra cheese’ on the table forgotten there for him! The little mouse moves very fast. He can take away the two hamburgers and run to his house but it’s not all lucky because a piece of bread was left behind. Anyway, when he arrives at home and looks at that food, he just thought about one thing… Party!

He takes his phone and asked to his friends, “Don’t arrive here without drinks…”

Mariana was a General English 30 student



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