Edited by Farai Harreld
After their evening class, she hung out with her friend Zoey. They talked about their homework and discussed the difficult questions. They complained about how much pressure they were under but also encouraged each other to keep working hard to attend the universities that they wished to study at.
Suddenly, they both saw something shining in a bush nearby. They were both surprised and wanted to find out what it was. At first, they thought it was something that someone left behind that had reflective paint on it but as they approached it they began to think it might be an insect.
“Wow!” they both shouted out. “Maybe it is a …… firefly!” said one of them. They were both shocked, but they calmed down, not wanting to scare the firefly away. Finally, they saw it. It was really small, cute, and fragile like it might die if they touched it. The light on the bug flashed brighter and dimmer. They counted how many times it flashed at them. It reminded them of a twinkling star.
They finally garnered the courage to hold it in their hands. They immediately named it Tiny. It began to crawl around on their hands and even though it felt weird, they wanted to hold it a little longer to observe it. Upon closer inspection,they found out it was a little robot because it had a battery on it is body which told them how long it would last.
The girls were really overjoyed at their find because to them, fireflies were like a little spark of hope that gave them the courage to face difficult times ahead.