Angry Ants


  • What is happening here?
  • What was the girl doing before this? How do you know?
  • Why are the ants angry?
  • Did she fall over or get pulled over by the ants?
  • What is she saying? What is she thinking? How is she feeling?
  • Does anyone know that she’s there?
  • What do you think is going to happen?
  • Write a short narrative of this event. Try to create tension through your sentence and language choices. Choose what you want your reader to feel and check that you have achieved this by reading your writing to someone else. [Or, better still, comment it here and I’ll respond!]
  • Slow writing challenge (to support with/extend the above task):
    You can only write 9 sentences. You can use 2 long, 4 medium and 3 short sentences. Which order will you use them in? Experiment with the different sentence lengths and structures. Once you have written a piece that you’re proud of, explain your sentence choices and the effect you wanted them to have.
    Find this challenge and examples here: Angry Ants Slow Writing.

Credit: Erik Johansson 



  • Anonymous
    Posted at 15:17h, 27 February Reply

    A girl is getting trampled on by ants. The girl was collecting mushrooms in the forest and the ants are angry because she’s probably destroyed their home. I think she actually got PULLED OVER by the ants seeing as ants are really strong. She is probably feeling scared and worried because there’s ants all over her. It looks like she’s alone and I think she might die as ants can kill you.

    A girl was in a forest one day, she was collecting mushrooms. After a short while,after collecting her 10th mushroom, ants appeared out of nowhere. The girl was scared so she turned to get away but she fell over. The girl looked back and saw billions of ants, climbing onto her legs. She had ants in her shoes, in her hair and even in her pockets. The ants were angry, VERY angry. In about 10 minutes, the girl was buried in ants. She was barely alive but she felt like she was small and the ants were big, this could only mean one thing, she was smaller than a ant.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 01:39h, 16 August Reply

    the evil monster got kill my ants

  • Inspired banana
    Posted at 23:12h, 15 November Reply

    I walk on the mossy forest floor, my basket in close reach, carefully picking up the small dark custard mushrooms and placing them inside. As the trail of them slowly disappears, I come across a large pile of dirt piled up the trunk of a tree. I look more closely, and I see that tiny red creatures are scurrying up and down the hill. It’s a living, breathing pile of ants. I’ve never seen one so big, and in my curiosity of the sight, I step on an ant highway. Ants climb up onto me, infuriated that I have interrupted them. I quickly swat them off, but as more and more come a stumble over and my legs land straight into the fiery nest. I look back and realize that the whole thing is made out of ants. They work quickly in encasing me and with the might of thousands or even millions of tiny soldiers, the mound slowly drags me inside. In their eyes I am a giant and clumsy intruder threatening their lives. Dazed but determined, I grip onto the spongy ground, and a smaller group of the army find my fingers. I pull my limp legs out of the deadly hill and shake off the remainder of ants. The entire thing collapses and ants spill out in endless waves. I quickly scoop up the mushrooms and break into run fueled by adrenaline before the ants follow me. I adjust my glasses on the go and try not to swing my basket around, and take giant strides into my lab.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 05:26h, 10 October Reply

    They’re cyborg ants I’ll tell you

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