'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)


Menolyrical; Final Friday Fiction

    From 'Ideas and Opinions', Albert Einstein
    1.  its director
    2.  although
    1.  constant interaction
    IN HINDERTWIG ONCE **
    Resting beneath their home tree, the dark having fallen, Hill Bert and Low Sooz chewed the cud of the froth moss. They had mated in the first year of Hill Bert's routh. Low Sooz was an entire year older and first-calved already, but they were well-matched. She had accepted him as her permanent. For five years they had produced fine calves and cemented their worth to the herd.
    "Do you believe Vidge? That he wants you to become the director?"
    Hill Bert snorted. "'Director'?" He paused and considered the word. "Although, that may be a better description than 'leader'. It would be fair to say keeping a herd of Twiglets in order is more about pointing a direction than having them follow. Vidge always stands behind, bellowing at us all."
    Low Sooz sniggered. "Yes, but do you believe him? It seems designed to unsettle the herd, favouring us over the second to ninth."
    "It does. Yet I also sense the change which Vidge wishes for our herd. He has smelled the flames of the cannibals. He knew what we would find. It is dangerous knowledge which we must safeguard. Think about the eight before us. The top job requires a talent for constant interaction. Do any of that eight strike you as being communicative? Of having the commitment to the herd over and above their own wishes? This is what Vidge needs of us. We are not shy. We are not self-centred. We know that we are We, only because of our fellow Twiglets." he saw Low Sooz watching him. Her large, oval eyes were luminous, even in the dim light of nighttime Hindertwig.
    "No. Though, it may be necessary for us to communicate with them, as we work our way. They shall need to be … pointed… in directions which might be better for them. As Vidge has done with us today."
    Hill Bert pondered this a moment. "True, but then, why does our illustrious elder not already attend to this?"
    "It could be that he must not be seen to be favouring. Rather, it must look as if we are climbing."
    "This could indeed be the case, my love! I also see why Vidge named you as second, for your insight and guidance to me are strong."  He paused as the implications of how life was about to change for them hit home. An involuntary shudder in his limbs and a sigh from the depths of his being, caused his mate to ask what was wrong.
    "Nothing more than the facing of destiny, dear one. Let us sleep now."
    (405 words)
    ©Yamini Ali MacLean 2018
    ** Well, it seems that Hindertwig is definitely turning into a serial - it even got a title! Here are the links to the first two 'episodes', but from today, there will be a separate label for it, for ease of following.

7 comments:

  1. OMC...Hidertwig is way better than Harry Potter...much easy to understand and follow....JD better watch out YAM-Aunty is on her heels
    Hugs madi and Mom

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  2. ps we'll have our auto post at midnight our time.

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  3. We are so glad you added the links to the previous two episodes. Reading the three together was awesome. We agree with Madi and Mom - here comes YAM-Aunty!!!

    K.

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  4. Communication and commitment to the herd. Always so important!
    Bertie will be posting this month's effort at 6am.
    Cheers! Gail.

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  5. I am so enjoying the way how your tale is unfolding!

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  6. that was a genius idea to use a book from a genius... wow!!!! that is brilliant!!!!!! and I hope it becomes a serial ;O))

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  7. Wow! Much fun! This is so creative.

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