Very Very Short Stories

Very Very Short Stories

We went on a drive through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and I took so many beautiful photographs. When driving through Cade’s Cove early morning, we were lucky enough to see one of the bear families. Watching mama bear and her three cubs and getting some photographs of them was awesome.  I also snapped some photos of the beautiful butterflies going from flower to flower.  I love capturing the beauty of nature and there are times I put poems together using the photos I took.   After looking at the photographs I snapped, I happened to remember about a few short, very very short stories I wrote.  I pulled out my drafts, checked out my photos and put them together to write these two very very short stories.


Butterflies and Lady Bugs


It was a warm spring day and the butterflies and lady bugs were playing in the garden. They were all having such a great time, going from flower to flower for a bit of nectar.  As the day ended, they all said their goodbyes and left. The next day, they met again, enjoying the sun and nectar. This went on all spring and summer, the butterflies would flutter by and the lady bugs would buzz around.

Fall came and one by one, the butterflies headed to warmer climate. They tipped their wings as they took off as if to say, “I’ll see you next spring”. During late winter, the little lady bug came back and clung to a lonely rose-bush. She said, “I want you to come home. Winter is so long and I want to see you now.”

Early spring came around and the cocoons were beginning to show up and before long the beautiful butterflies emerged for another wonderful spring and summer. The little lady bug was so happy to finally be back with the rest of her family.



Mama Bear and Babies


Mama bear and her baby bears are very close. When one hurts, the other feels it. Mama bear is always worried about her baby bears and wants to see them happy. She can sense when something is bothering one of them. There are times when one of her baby bear says she’s okay, but Mama bear knows something is bothering her. Baby bear knows that Mama and Papa bear will always be there for her and if anything is bothering her, they will help her get through it.

Family is so important and the more love a family has, the better it is. Some day baby bear will have a family of her own, but Mama and Papa bear will still be there for her and her new family.



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14 Discussion to this post

  1. Lauren McLaughlin says:

    Loved this!

  2. Loved the photos, Martha.
    I haven’t seen a ladybug in some two decades. I think they moved south!

  3. LadyInRead says:

    loved the lady bug and butterfly story; and all the photos

  4. LadyInRead says:

    and should work on something like this with all the photos i take too…

  5. Alana says:

    Beautiful, beautiful pictures of nature. I just don’t have the knack – I might just be to impatient. I enjoyed the bear family story, too.

  6. Martha says:

    Thanks Alana, I love taking nature photos. I just use my Google Pixel XL phone but it takes awesome photos. This was my first attempt at very very short stories, I usually come up with poems to go with my pictures. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Martha says:

    Thanks LadyInRed, I like to keep my brain active and this is one way I can do that. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Martha says:

    Yes you should LadyInRead! I love taking photos and I usually put some of them with my poems, this is the first time I’ve written very very short stories.

  9. Martha says:

    Yes I think we have them all Roy! There are times the rear slider is covered with them! I can send you some up. LOL

  10. Martha says:

    Thanks Lauren, I love taking photos so decided to put a very very short story with them. Thanks for visiting.

  11. I took ladybug photos every day for at least a couple of weeks during an aphid infestation that brought them out in force. Every day I’d do a count per plant. I even made a couple of videos of the ladybugs feasting on the aphids. I was planning to write it up and publish on HubPages, but never got around to it. I’m hoping I get to it on my gardening blog one of these days.

    I’ve never seen a bear outside of a photo, book, or zoo. Maybe someday one will surprise me. You were lucky to get close enough for photos.

  12. Oh, so sweet! “I’ll see you next spring.” Awww! And the bears, how neat. Thanks for sharing those pics & their stories.

  13. Martha says:

    I’ll never get an award for writing short stories Jeanine but I love putting words, whether it be poems are very very short stories, to my photos. It also keeps my brain active! Thanks for reading my stories!

  14. Martha says:

    Well now that I got you thinking of your photos, it’s a good time to write about them Barbara! We have been to Cade’s Cove often but this is the first time we got to see the bears. I was like a little kid just watching them and snapping pictures of them! Let me know when you publish your ladybugs!

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