The Golden Bug: Vintage Diary

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‘A Golden bug!’, little Mani shouts. I stopped and looked back. Her brown face was shining in the summer sun. A sound of triumphant giggle made ripples on the calm water of the pond. I threw away my fishing rod and ran towards her out of excitement. A beautiful golden bug was crawling on the little palm of Mani. I put the bug in a glass jar. Mani was so happy at her first victory in catching a golden bug. I was happy to see her joyful dances. She played with the bug till another couple of minutes. The bug then flew away from the open jar…

dream shone

like a rainbow in the sky

only to fade


(P.S. to my sis)