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            "Do you remember, how your dad would get these golden beauties for me? Oh, how would you? You weren't even born then!  He loved me so much, he fed me everything I craved for. And, how he dreamt of taking you swinging from tree to tree! He would have been so happy to see you, he would have fussed over you no end. Ah! Wish he hadn't gone near the village that day. He would still be here, with us, alive.  Oh!  I miss him a lot. But, life has to go on,  sonny. So, now,  there is just you and I, in this horrid place, amid these barbaric humans. Just stay by my side, honey, and you will be fine. Get that? Hey, are you even listening?"

128 words.

This post has been written for Wordy Wednesday.
This week's prompt: Picture Prompt.

This week's prompt comes from story teller and blogger,  Sid Balachandran. 


  1. Aww! That's such a beautiful and heart-breaking story and so apt for the picture too! :)

    1. Thank you Shilpa! Wow! I feel I am talking to myself! :-)

  2. Shilpa, you have beautifully narrated a such a profound story.

  3. She did have such a sweet hubby. Sad it all ended this way.

    1. Yes, Vinodini. Sad, indeed. Wonder how many of our animal friends meet with such a sad end, :(

  4. aww..such a bitter-sweet story! Loved it, Shilpa :-)

  5. Sad story.. and well put!

  6. and this proves that simians too have the same feelings as humans. Hope no living creature is bound by chains and held captive in cages.

  7. How well you put the message across without preaching.
    Aren't we humans harsh at times?

    1. Ira, we humans are actually harsh most of the times. Wonder where we have lost out hearts!

  8. Your story is so touching, her expressions are so aptly described in your words.


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