Friday, March 29, 2013

Flame



As the flames kissed the skies, he watched helplessly, holding on to the tears that laboriously searched for a vent in the midst of his wrinkles.

He had turned old; no, not of age, as age was just a number, but rather, as a result of constant torture and fear that his demonic neighbors had imposed on his kingdom.

However, this was not the moment for contemplation; actions were awaited, and all the animals looked up to him as their savior.

The Lion composed himself, 'cause he realized that at this dreadful hour the burning forest and its inhabitants needed him as the King, the ultimate Defender, and the carrier of their hopes.

With an authoritative growl that had always been his trademark, the majestic Lion resolved to take vengeance on the enemies - the cruel and heartless humans who set fire on his holy abode, yet again.


This 5 Sentence Fiction is shared with Five Sentence Fiction - Flame.






22 comments:

  1. You brought that out well ..flame...both in the forest and his heart ..good one

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  2. This is awesome! As someone who loves Mother Nature and wildlife, I am rooting for the lion :)

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  3. I don't blame the lion in the least! So sad.

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    1. I hope the balance gets restored sooner than later !!!

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  4. I knew a lion man long time ago ... I loved him so much ... he was like a puppy, uhm, putty in my hand ... love is a strange and wonderous thing ... I know this comment is probably beside your point, Mr. G ... but I felt compelled to write this anyway ... haven't heard from you in a while ... hope you are well? Love, cat.

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    1. Thanks Cat ... just have been a bit busy with work and stuffs ... hope you are doing good :-)

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  5. Someone has to take the lead. The lion has to justify its accepted role. The humans made a mistake! Nicely GS!

    Hank

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  6. At times you simply leave me speechless!

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    1. Thanks so much for appreciating :-)

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  7. Yet another beautiful post!
    You never fail to leave me awestruck!
    Keep writing :)

    xx
    Hopelessly Hopeful
    http://hopeihadasuperexcitingsecretlife.blogspot.in/

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  8. Very well done, my friend. Excellent.

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  9. Nice and powerfully written.
    Scott
    Mine: http://kindredspirit23.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/five-sentence-fiction-week-of-march-28-2013/

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  10. This is an extremely powerful piece; the point of view of the lion should put us all to shame as we plunder the world's resources that are not ours to plunder. xx

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