Saturday, April 11, 2015

Jackal



He roamed for days, but couldn't find any trace of food. The famine had turned out to be a disaster. The animals had fled in search of a better place. Poor Jackal's injury didn't permit him to leave immediately.

The Jackal finally came across a bunch of animals carrying edibles. He felt relieved.

"Friends, I am hungry. Can you share some food with me please?"

The animals looked at him in disgust, "Ah, Mr. Cunning. We don't serve villains."

"But I have never hurt anyone."

"Doesn't matter. You are considered to be cunning."

Ah, stereotyping never helps the society.


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



28 comments:

  1. Very true. It's worse than judging by the cover, I guess. And we do it even inadvertently sometimes.

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  2. There is a very famous Hindi saying 'bad acha, badnaam bura'. Our society is brimming with too many evils, this is one of them.

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    1. Very tue ... this evil has to be removed.

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  3. Great thoughts, stereotyping sadly still thrives in society.

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  4. I agree we should take each person on their own merit, but I'm not so sure about a Jackal. :)

    J.L. Campbell - The Character Depot | A-Z Challenge Co-Host

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    1. Ha ha ... perhaps a jackal can be good too ;-)

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  5. True, some are titled for no fault of theirs.Nice

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  6. Well said. Stereotyping never helped anybody.

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  7. You've brought it out beautifully.. I loved the story and the message it gives!

    Cheers

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  8. An inspiring post. No doubt stereotyping only leads to evil..!!

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  9. I love to switch characters' "expected" behaviors. Villain? He's actually not so bad. In fact, he thinks he's a hero in his own mind.

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  10. the ending made me smile and I am impressed with the idea of a 99 word story...might introduce that to my writing group
    zannierose A-Z

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  11. Poor jackal! Stereotyping really doesn't help anyone! Nice post :)

    Just Listen

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  12. Your fiction is deep and thought provoking. You have put forth simple ideas and deep messages at the same time so adeptly.

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  13. Stereotyping never helped anybody but people never stop stereotyping either :(

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  14. ah! I almost expected the jackal to attack the animals once they shared their food with me...count me as one of those who stereotyped the poor jackal!! :)

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