One day in a big forest that had a lot of bright tall green trees and a lot of grass and flowers in San Diego, California there was a little ant named Rosey Myce. Rosey Myce was the smallest ant out of all the worker ants. She was a little scared of all the other worker ants, so she had no friends and she was always by herself. Rosey was so shy that she wouldn't talk to the nicest person in the worker ant group. She didn't like to be so shy in fact she hated being shy because she wanted to make a lot of friends.But one day when she was in the forest, the nicest ant was right there and she went up to Rosey and said, "Hi, my name is Julia what’s your name?"
Rosey in a quiet voice said, "Hi my name is Rosey."
Julia asked, "What is your favorite color?"
Rosey responded, "Purple is my favorite color, what’s your favorite color?"
Julia said,“ My favorite color is purple too.”
Rosey and Julia kept talking for a long time and they didn’t know they had so much in common.
After a few days Rosey was telling Julia that the should go try to find some food for the queen ant and the other ants. It was so hard for Rosey and Julia to find food for their colony.
[[should we split up to find food!]]
[[should we stay together to find food for the colony!]]What will happen if they split up
Rosey and Julia decided to split up to find food for their colony. Rosey and Julia thought they had better chances of finding food faster if they split up. After Julia was walking for a few minutes she got lost and was scared. On the other hand Rosey found some food after minutes and minutes of walking. When she went back to her colony she didn't see Julia there and Rosey got so worried, because minutes has past then it turned into hours and Julia wasn't back yet. Rosey decided to go back and look for Julia. A few days past and Rosey gave up looking for Julia and Julia never came back.
[[ Go back and change your choice ->Begining of story ]] What will happen if they don't split (stay together)
Rosey and Julia decided to stay together because they will be stronger by staying together if they find and predators of theirs. After minutes of walking they spotted the food and there was a colony right beside it. They were both thinking how are we going to get to the food by not interacting or starting something with the other ants. So they drew a map to get to the food in a different path. So they had to walk a lot more to get to the food. After their long walk they got the food and they went back to the colony and the queen ant didn't believe that Rosey helped find the food, because she was really mean to rosey and the queen ant thought that Rosey could never do anything.
[[Should Rosey run off and cry in a corner]]
[[Should Rosey stand up for herself with the help of Julia]]What will happen if Rosey runs off and cries
When Rosey heard that the queen ant said she couldn’t do anything, Rosey got super sad and ran off crying. Julia ran after Rosey and Julia was trying to make Rosey feel better. And after Rosey was crying and crying she told herself that she was capable to find food on her own, she was also capable of doing anything else and she didn’t have to let the queen ant get in her head.
[[ Go back and change your choice ->should we stay together to find food for the colony!]]What will happen if she stands up for herself
Rosey wanted to cry but she knew that it wouldn’t do anything to help her prove to the queen ant that she found the food. So she was talking to Julia that she needed to stand up for herself and tell the queen ant the truth. So Rosey was talking to the queen ant in a loud voice but not yelling that all the things she had to do to find the food. Julia said the same story, but the queen ant didn’t change her mind about Rosey.
[[Give up and stay a worker ant her whole entire life]]
[[Prove to the queen ant that she was the one who found the food]]What will happen if Rosey gives up
Rosey got so tired of trying to fight for what she wanted and not getting the queen ant to help her get what she wanted. So Rosey told herself she will continue as a hard worker ant to help protect her colony and find food for her colony. She was doing all this for her colony and making the colony stronger with all the other worker ants. Rosy started to do all this hard work for days months and years until she got older and older, by the time she was getting older she was also getting weaker and weaker. The colony was growing and growing so some of the ants had to make different colonies. Rosey was so proud that she was seeing the colony grow and grow, she was also disappointed in herself because she wanted to prove the queen ant wrong about how Rosey can do things on her own.
[[Go back and change your choice ->Should Rosey stand up for herself with the help of Julia]] What will happen if Rosey proves the queen ant
Rosey wanted to prove the queen ant by showing her the map that her and Julia made. With all the paths they had to take to get the food for the colony. Rosey and Julia showed the queen ant one of the paths that showed how much more walking they had to do, the struggles they went through to get the food. One of the biggest struggles they went through was passing by the other ant colony and how much fear they felt. Rosey explained to the queen ant why they felt so much fear when passing by the other ant colony, because Rosey saw so many ants and for the first time she saw huge ants that she has never seen before. A second struggle was that they had to go through a tunnel which Julia got stuck and it took Rosey a long time to get Julia out of the tunnel. With more prove they showed the queen ant all their bruises and scratches and still the queen ant didn’t believe Rosey, but that didn’t mean Rosey was going to give up.
Suddenly it started to rain the past few days and the worker ants had to do extra work because of the rain destroying the ant colony. The worker ants were building walls out of dirt so water won’t go in there colony because it could flood the ant colony and then they won’t have a place to live and won’t be safe and protected. Rosey thought to herself and said this can be my chance to prove the queen ant once and for all, she really liked the idea so she told Julia what she was thinking. Julia was helping Rosey brainstorm ideas to help Rosey prove the queen ant. Rosey was so motivated to start working so hard.
[[ Should Rosey stay inside and wait for another chance]]
[[ Should Rosey risk her life to prove to the queen ant]]What will happen if Rosey waits for another chance
When it started to rain for the past few days Rosey had to stay inside, because only the big and tall worker ants could go outside in the heavy rain. Rosey saw the worker ants so tired because they were working non stop in the heavy rain. Rosey started to get so worried because she thought the water would take them away, even though Rosey never talked to them because they were so much bigger than her, she would think of them as her sisters. The queen ant saw Rosey inside every single day, when it was raining and the queen ant pulled Rosey to the side and said, “ why are you being so lazy, why don’t you go outside and be like all the other worker ants.’’ Rosey said, "I am the smallest ant, I can’t go out there because I can hurt myself in the heavy rain." Rosey thought to herself I really want to go outside and do my job as a worker ant but I just can’t.
[[ Go back and change your choice ->Prove to the queen ant that she was the one who found the food]]What will happen if Rosey risks her life to prove to the queen ant
Rosey didn’t want to be called lazy anymore, so she decided to go outside in the heavy rain and work. Rosey saw the raindrops falling out of the sky and hitting the grass. Rosey felt so wet from the rain, but she was still working hard. Rosey was so thirsty she decided to drink the rainwater and it tasted very salty. When Rosey was working in the heavy rain she was kind of scared that something bad could happen to her. After she was working in the rain for a while she wasn’t scared anymore, because nothing had happened to her. Rosey was so tired of working in the rain, but she told herself that she had to keep working if she wanted to prove the queen ant. As the rainy days past she still was working hard, without taking breaks and she was able to work through the rain. Julia was wondering where Rosey was because she was gone for a very long time. The queen ant put that thought into her head and was wondering where Rosey was too. Julia was kind of getting worried because Rosey was gone during the heavy rain. Julia decided to go outside and just peek her head out, if she would be able to see Rosey was outside in the rain. Julia was talking to the queen ant and she was saying she needed to peek her head outside, to see Rosey working so hard in the rain. The queen ant peeked her head out after Julia did a lot of begging. So when she peeked her head out she saw Rosey working really hard, she told Julia to call Rosey inside. So Rosey went inside and the queen ant pulled Rosey aside and said, "I am so sorry for not believing in you."
Rosey said, "It’s okay that you didn’t believe in me."
The queen ant said, "No it is not ok that I doubted you all the time because you are the smallest worker ant."
Rosey said, "Thank you I accept your apology."
Rosey was so happy that the queen ant changed her mind about her.Rosey was so proud of herself that she kept fighting for what she wanted, at the end that her dream was accomplished. Rosey was so happy that she felt like she could do anything like jumping off a cliff. Rosey and Julia went off in their lives to do more hard work as a proud worker ant in their colony.