"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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Everybody can invent their own stories and write them down, or at least try to do so. I asked my son Luuk, who is nine years old, to invent an animal story with a moral. A moral of a story is a lesson that is taught within the context of the tale, often using an analogy. If you want to know what a moral story looks like, you can take a look here: http://www.english-for-students.com/Moral-Stories.html.
The first story you find below is written by Luuk and together, Luuk and I translated it into English. We hope you like it. I want to challenge you to invent your own short moral story and to write it down here. Add your post, and then wait for one of us to correct it. Volunteers are welcome to help with feedback / corrections in a supportive and encouraging manner. Any corrections made may feature in the English magazine - with full acknowledgement of course.