Friday, April 10, 2015

Iguana



While the other members of her clan were green, she was born with a unique shade of indigo.

News spread across the jungle. Iguanas from different parts of the forest came to pay the baby a visit. They brought gifts such as blades of grass, twigs and small fruits.

"Could she be a messiah?" they all bowed in front of her.

They worshipped one female Iguana. Wouldn't it be better if all female members of the society are respected in the same fashion, not due to their colours, but because they hold the key to a progressive Iguana world?


This 99 word fiction is shared with Blogging from A to Z April Challenge - I.




39 comments:

  1. I like the vividness of the story...well done!

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  2. ... saw lots of iguanas in Cuba last time I was there ... big ones, little ones and ... tiny baby ones that got right into my bed room ... all so cute with their tails all curled up ...

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    1. ... trying to keep warm , the babies, that is ...

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    2. I haven't seen one yet :-/

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  3. If you are different you can be either treated as a outcast of heralded as a messiah. Wonderful message. What's the use of worshiping women as Devi, Kali and at the same time killing, abusing, raping other women in society?

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  4. Iguana is a type of herbivorous lizards native to Mexico, Central America. Green, or common, iguanas are among the largest lizards in the Americas. well said..and the comparison of the the female iguana with all other females to be treated with respect is a brilliant idea :))

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  5. I drew a similarity to the female gods we worship...Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Parvati....but fail to worship the females amongst us...you are gifted with the written word!!

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  6. I hope everyone gets the point here :)

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  7. Words of wisdom.. Nicely presented..

    Cheers

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  8. I love the metaphor going on here with the Iguana. Wonderful.

    Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
    http://pensuasion.blogspot.com

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  9. Great story and message, Amrit!

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  10. Interesting. I agree with Titli's comment, Amrit. Well said!

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  11. Very nice post Amrit. Enjoyed reading it
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  12. A nice analogy with human society. Concise and powerful.

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  13. Well-penned,Amrit. Yes, it is a fact that females have pivot role just like males in the progress of the society.

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  14. We humans have a tendency to identify power with colour. What is the colour of empowerment by the way?

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    1. That's the problem with us ... colours shouldn't be a parameter to differentiate.

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  15. Important message cloaked in a lovely, vivid story.

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  16. The last line is an eye opener :)

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