The Ambitious Cockroach
By Paul Adam Smeltz
There once was a cockroach who dreamed about climbing the Eiffel Tower. He would spend his nights staying awake planning his ascent predicting every step he would take in his endeavor. He knew he would receive great praise and recognition for his well planned feat and anticipated this as well.
However, once he connived his way to travel to Paris and stood before the enormous structure, it’s size overwhelmed him and he fell into despair. This was until an adorable little girl saw the cockroach. She looked into his eyes, gave a sympathetic smile, and stepped on him.