What’s that? Sam asked me.

An ant hill.

What’s an ant hill?

A place where ants live.

But ants are tiny. Why do they need such a big house?

Cause the entire colony lives together.

What’s a colony?

A place where many ants live.

But why do they need such a tall apartment?

Look, it’s a really tall ant. OK. Lets go home. I have tones of work to do.

The next day I am met by an amused teacher, when I go to pick Sam up from kindergarten.
Did you tell Sam that Ant-Man is real, and that his apartment is right near yours? He’s invited the entire class next weekend to visit!


In response to the 139th Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers challenge, based on a photo by Yarnspinnerr.

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