A retelling of Aesop’s The Ant and the Grasshopper

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Once upon a time there was this guy, let’s call him Dave. Dave really wanted a PlayStation 5, but they’re super expensive and Dave worked at Hardee’s making barely above minimum wage, and between his student loan repayments and rent and groceries and Ubers there was no way he could ever afford one.

So every day, Dave was getting more despondent. His roommate, let’s call him Buster, asked him what was wrong.

“I really want a PlayStation 5,” Dave explained, “but can’t afford one.”

“You could save up,” Buster suggested.

Dave thought was a great idea. He got a second…


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E.D. Martin

Writer with a knack for finding new jobs in new places. Read more of her works at http://www.edmartinwriter.com

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