Daily Prompt : Dormant

In response to daily post’s prompt : Dormant

The lion and the rabbit

The Dormant lion woke up when it felt someone tickling his ear. It roared so loud the tiny rabbit, jumped to run away. Unfortunately it couldn’t go too far, the lion caught it with its paw. He yelled and said,   ‘how dare you tickle my ear, I’ll eat you with one gulp.’

It scared little rabbit, it begged the king of the jungle to set it free, ‘my mom is waiting for me, it’s dinner time.’

‘Huh,’ said the lion, ‘you think I care if your mother doesn’t see you again, besides I’m famished, I want food now, I know you are a  tasty treat.’

The rabbit begged it not to eat it,  ‘my meat is not tasty at all, if you eat me you’ll get sick,  this is what mom said.’

‘Oh yeah, how does your mother know? I’d like to see your mom.’

Little rabbit led the lion to its mother’s place, they walked on and on and on, the lion felt tired, ‘he growled and said,  ‘if you don’t take me to your mom’s house soon , I will eat you right now.’

‘Let’s hop on, said the rabbit,  I can see my mom’s place, we’ll reach there in a jiffy.’

The lion started walking slowly, suddenly it collapsed, it closed its eyes and it started snoring.

The rabbit yelled, ‘yahoo, time to run .’

And he ran all the way home!

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Daily Prompt: Competition posted by ranu

I am not a person who is very competitive.I went through school,college and university without competing.I was mostly happy with my performance.Competition I feel causes a lot of stress. Nothing brings out my competitive streak. Having said that there was once  I felt it brought out my competitive streak full throttle.

My daughter Fatima was visiting me for a few days.One day she came and asked me,was I going to be busy that day.I told her I didn’t think  and was curious to know what was on her mind. She wanted to play a game of scrabble and she was wondering if I would join her.This daughter of mine hated to lose,she grew up winning everything,my husband was not particularly happy if she lost.Because she created a holy fuss which amounted to slamming the doors,stamping the floor and screaming. My other two daughters were told to let her win,they were not thrilled with the idea but they hated to see the repercussion,if she lost.

I had a perfect chance to teach her about winning and losing.Immediately I made it clear to her,win or lose she will have to control herself,she promised to abide by my rule. We proceeded to play the game,my dormant competitive spirit woke up.I sat straight and concentrated on the game.I looked at every possible nook and corner to see how I could make a word and get a lot of points.Luckily I also got the letters with high points.Fatima was keeping the score and also looking at all the possible angles where she could get the triple word score.We were at it for half of the day. I managed to use out all my letters she couldn’t. I let her add the score, I won by probably about ten points.I won both ways I won the game and also taught her  a very important lesson,how to lose gracefully. Remember this I told her,”Failure is the pillar of success.”