Tagged: animals

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Animal Dilemmas – Coyote Dung Beetle

Short Story   The Beetle rolled into a stiff ball upon impact with the shaman’s table. It had landed on a stack of parchments with recipes for curries and stews. The Beetle held its...

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Animal Dilemmas – Scorpion Fennec

Short Story   The Fennec didn’t sleep that night. Images of delusions mice projected in interested head and on few occasions almost went out to hunt for desert rodents. But it was too tired...

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Animal Dilemmas – Fennec Wolf

Short Story   After taking a drink of water the Wolf and Lion collapsed on the cool damp rocks of the cave for a day long nap. The Lion woke first and felt old,...

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Animal Dilemmas – Wolf Lion

Short Story   The Lion spent most of the dry season in the jungle hunting old monkeys. The savannah was hot and uninviting but now the rains would cool it down and food will...

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Avian Duel

Haibun Poetry   A blue jay soars downward like a falcon returning to an outstretched gauntlet. He swerves up at the last minute, perches on a branch of the maple overhanging the deck. Not...

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Animal Dilemmas – Cheetah Hyena

Short Story   After defeating and chasing away the Crocodile, the hyenas were ecstatic. They spend two days camping around the Zebra’s corpse until they licked away every last drop of dried blood from...

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Animal Dilemmas – Hyena Crocodile

Short Story   The Crocodile killed one of the Zebras and ate like it has never before in its life. The fresh meat tasted better than anything aided by the feeling of victory over its...