Thursday, March 27, 2014

WildernessTrail

Copyright-John Nixon

We wade our jeep back from the silent jungle—disappointed. The guide did show some pug-marks and tiger scrap lying around. But then he is been doing that since last week.

Patience is a virtue, he says. Duh!!

My thought swims through the scattered leaves, the branches of the tree and the echo of deer calls in the distance. Dusk is creeping in. We've gotta get out of here.

Suddenly, the jeep came to a screeching halt. Waking me up from reverie.


I look up to see her standing right in front, prowling in the backdrop of magical sunset—eyeing her dinner.

16 comments:

  1. haha! He should have waited to grumble until the trip was really over. I hope the tiger's looking at him, miserable so and so. I liked the way you made us feel his disappointment. There seem to be a few typos that could be cleared up with a careful proofreading (for example, 'did showed' and 'we've to get')

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    1. Hello elmowrites,

      My apologies for the typos, it's a result of bad proofing on my part. I hope it did not kill the story for you.

      Thanks
      Mousume

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  2. Let's hope she's not really that hungry... nicely done.

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    1. I hope that too. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I like the way you left it open, even though you hinted, at what the tiger was considering for dinner. One thing I noticed here: "he is doing that." Perhaps "he's been doing that" works better. Good story about a subject not usually covered.

    janet

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    1. My Dear Janet,

      In India, people go for Jungle Safaris with the intention of spotting the Tigers, and if they don't chance upon them, they go berserk. I tried to capture that here.

      Pardon my typos, I am having a bad-proofing day.

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  4. And capture it you did--I love those last three words.

    Cheers!
    MG

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    1. MG,

      I am so glad that you liked it. Thanks for stopping by.

      Mousume

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  5. Dear Moushmi,

    Thank you for sharing a piece of Indian culture and a good story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Rochelle,

      Will do so. Thank you Rochelle.

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  6. to end up as a tiger's dinner... a frightening thought! great take on the photo :)

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    1. Indeed, it's a frightening thought. Thanks a tonne.

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  7. Yep, be careful what you wish for! lol

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    1. Judah,

      I know what you mean. Hehe.

      Thanks

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  8. This is so good! I love the way your words flow and yes, you be careful what you wish for as JudahFirst suggested. I really enjoyed this and Thanks! Nan :)

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    1. Nan,

      I am so glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by.

      Mousume

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