​月光下的神獸

On a Moon Beam

19th October 2021

Written by Elsa (Age 7, Co. Dublin)

Translated by 白宛玲  石佳儀  沈畇榕  楊喬恩  黃翊婷

Illustrated by 丁怡甄  鄭語瑄  林悅萱  沈子婷  詹子熙

從前從前有隻名為小奈的神獸,她的身體一半像小貓熊一半像獨角獸。她住在一個有瀑布川流,有鳥兒唱歌的奇異島上。

 

某天,小奈即將加冕為島上的女王,一場兇猛的狂風暴雨發生了。除了小奈所有人都逃到了地底下,因為她想證明自己是唯一能保護人民的女王。 

 

小奈本來毫無畏懼,然而她開始感到害怕。這時月亮漸漸升起,這對奇異島來說非常重要,因為月光可以讓島上的所有人充滿力量。

月光給了小奈力量,她嘗試著用這股魔法般的力量讓眼前的狂風暴雨從此消失。於是她爬上山丘,跑向暴風雨的中心。

就在這時,一個身影從地底下的通道探出頭來,說道:「都不能出去玩,好無聊喔!....暴風雨結束了嗎?」

她是小奈的朋友小希,另一隻紅色獨角獸。
 
「哦! 嗨,小希」小奈說。「我正在試著消滅這場暴風雨。」

 

「妳打算怎麼做?」小希問道。 

 

「我準備要去月球。」小奈堅定地回答。 

 

「那我也跟妳一起去!」小希說。

 

「謝謝你!」小奈說。才說完小奈和小希同時感覺到背上長出一對神奇的翅膀。靠著翅膀她們一起飛向了月球。 

 

有了小希的陪伴,小奈變得更強壯了。他們借月光的力量集中精神,慢慢地把暴風雨縮小成一顆水晶球。終於,暴風雨不見了,奇異島也安全了。

 

「我們回家吧!」小奈說。

 

「好!」小希說,他們一起飛回了奇異島。
 

​(Original Text)

Once there was a mythical creature named Ned, who was part red panda and part unicorn. She lived in the land of Loopy, where blue waterfalls gushed and birds cheeped.

 

But on the day that Ned was going to be crowned queen, a vicious storm occurred. Everybody fled underground except for Ned. She wanted to prove that she was the right queen to protect her people.

 

Ned was very brave at first but now… not so much. The moon was rising, which was a very important thing in Loopy because that is what gives all the people of Loopy their powers.

 

Ned had powers too. She could control moonlight and the beams of moonlight give her strength. Strength for her to fight that nasty storm and stop it once and for all. She ran up the hills, towards the clouds at the centre of the storm.

 

At that moment someone popped their head up from one of the underground tunnels and said, “Is the storm over yet? I’m bored!”

 

It was Ned’s friend Sylvia, another red unicorn.

 

“Oh hi, Sylvia,” said Ned. “I am going to try go to get the storm to go away.”

 

“How?” asked Sylvia.

 

“I am going to the moon,” replied Ned in a determined voice.

 

“Well then I’m coming too!” Sylvia said.

 

“Thank you,” said Ned. Just then Ned felt something new and strange on her back. She had wings now, and so did Sylvia. They took off together and flew to the moon.

 

Ned felt stronger with her friend. They both focused their power on the storm and slowly shrank it into a crystal ball. The storm was gone and the land was safe.

 

“Let’s go home” said Ned.     

 

“Okay,” said Sylvia and they flew home together.