A Twist to the Tale

A photograph of a grape vineyard
Grapevines photographed by Vanessa Rodriguez. Thank you Vanessa for our photo prompt!

The Foxes and the Grapevine

The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog
and into the vineyard she hastily did jog.
She reached for the grapes that were held high
and when she couldn’t, it did sigh,
“Those grapes are sour – not for me to hog.”

Saying so she went her way
Searching for a different choice of prey.
But following her, came another fox
who entered by jumping across the gate’s locks
and sighting grapes – he entered the fray.

He saw the grape being rejected as sour
padded to the vine on his feet numbering four.
The foundation of the plant had been made weak
by the attempts of the fox who first did seek
And to his lair with his bounty, he did soar.

And so the new moral of the tale
Is that you must never stop even if you fail.
Even if you are tripped and fail: Do not terminate.
For a seed has to fall, before it does germinate!
Because what you stand to lose, another does nail.

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Week (July 8 – July 14, 2015) – 176 words.

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21 thoughts on “A Twist to the Tale”

    1. Thanks. Poem-story, well yeah – I owe the first half to Aesop’s Fables , I guess.

      Thanks for the FFfAW – really feel like I’m doing something worth while 😀

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        1. Well, then I guess that I’ve just been returning the favour.


          I mean, I really do like the way you weave around emotions in your posts and manage to make the reader feel what you want them to feel 😀

          I know this is a repeat, but, “It’s an awesome feeling you know, when the person whose work you look up to actually stops by to compliment you”

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    1. Thanks. C’mon don’t be so harsh on yourself – we all have had our missed chances and lost an opportunity as we didn’t hear it’s knock on the door. But then again, we all have made the best of opportunities we didn’t miss – like our respective blogs for instance. 😀


    1. Well, I suppose I am happy that the message got across then. Sometimes, we all do want some stories to go on, you know, past the “The End” part.

      Some call that as fan fiction 😉 😛

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    1. Thaanks. Someone pointed out that my 1122 rhyme scheme was becoming repetitive. So I’m looking for new ones. Or maybe even a poem without a rhyme scheme – got to try my hand at that.

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  1. This was a great Little poem, quite the variety of wrting I see you have in the blog. Nice, glad you stumbled upon one of my posts Looking forward to reading more when time permits.


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