Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mongoose



He scratched himself until blood oozed out from the pores. That was the only way to survive, to remove the venom from his body.

The Mongoose and snake fight drew crowds in huge numbers, and the organizers banked on it. He, the Mongoose, was kept in a glass box with deadly snakes, and the fight ensued. The thrilled audience gaped in horror and clapped. No one cared about the injuries inflicted on the Mongoose.

He was winning the fights, but losing on life. He could take it no more.

Today, he would lose the fight, to win against life.


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




31 comments:

  1. Yes, in life battle some lose and this loss is someone's gain. Nice imagery.

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  2. Sometimes that's all we have to do in life, fight battles that we hope won't consume us. Great tale!

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  3. That is what we do sometimes.. lose in order to win life..!!
    Bravo!

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  4. very powerful write up, I could feel the mongoose's plight. superb Amrit :)

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  5. The last line and the entire post.. powerful bro.. Very well jotted down! :) Cheers!

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  6. such a tragic end. The last line makes a strong impact.

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  7. hmm fighting against the odds is always good but there is limit to everything...

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  8. Sigh, not everyone understand that. People are cruel.

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  10. :( poor mongoose. Nasty humans
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  11. Choosing life over the fight....and the crowd enjoying, it's so symbolic...

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  12. Yes, sometimes one has to compromise and prioritize in order to survive. It is not easy to choose the path which is right and not always right to take the path which is easy. Each according to his/her choice.

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