Wednesday, April 29, 2015


"This looks like a cow."

"Yes, but it is a Yak."

"Never heard about it."

"Welcome to the Himalayas."

The tourists were fascinated by Yak. They petted him and clicked pictures with him.

"Ah so much love," Yak felt good.

However, his happiness was short lived.

"Would you like to ride this animal?" the Guide asked. They nodded.

The tourists were thrilled sitting on the animal's back. The Guide calculated the profit he would be making due to this ride.

The Yak walked silently, his back hurting, yet careful not to be a cause of discomfort to his guests.

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


  1. I really felt for the animal, similar situation I had seen in Himachal Pradesh, nice write up :)

  2. Poor animal, even graceful in pain. Very lovely piece Amrit!

  3. Painful :(
    Beautifully penned as usual Amrit :-)

  4. Poor Yak! But I don't think he will feel the weight more than a horse would :)
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  5. Must have been pretty painful for Yak, people just use animals for money.

  6. I am from Shimla so I know a lot of YAKS :) this surely sounded about them.
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  7. Poor Yak! Alluringly worded, story.I feel pity for load-carrying animals and cycle-rickshaw drivers.

  8. ooh.. yaks are calm creatures.. sad touch but a good one.

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  9. Excellent! Your creativity knows no bounds