I witnessed this tiny epic adventure taking place on a winter’s day when streams were roaring and the sun shone so fiercely the damp woodland all but fizzed.
A woodlouse raced right up this tree trunk, by-passing a juicy looking jelly fungus (yes, that’s the actual name!), before halting at the top, surveying its surroundings and setting off once more.
What mission could be driving this woodlouse onwards? What dangers does it face, and what rewards might it reach? What characters might it meet on the way?
Why not see what lives in your garden or street and use that as the starting point for a tale worthy of Tolkien’s Middle-earth?
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