The Sea Turtle and the Dove

By: Kyra Tatge

Once there was a sea turtle named Tilly with her twenty eggs. She was admiring each and every one of them. As she was preparing for them to hatch, a dove named Donnie, swam to shore with her own one daughter. Tilly then said to Donnie,” Why look at my magnificent twenty eggs. They will soon grow and prosper. They will be as beautiful as the coral and as bright as the sun. But you, you only have one dull child.”

The Donnie replied,” Yes you have many beautiful eggs, and I have one daughter, but all of your eggs will grow to leave you, whereas mine will stay with me and fly and swim around the world. I will witness her inner beauty and creative talent.”