An Encounter with a Wild Animal – A Short Story

Learnhive is running Think n Ink Contest- Creative Writing Contest for kids aged 5 – 15. We have lots of new entries and we’ll be uploading your work here. This is one of the write-up which was uploaded for the Think n Ink Contest. 

Short Story by Rahul Menon of Grade 9 for Think n Ink Contest

It was the 4th of July, 2005 if I remember correctly. I had woken up early at two a.m and prayed to God that my birthday today would be very interesting, little did I know how “ wild an animal interesting was going to be .

I had left my wish list in a place I knew my parents would find it. I wondered what they were going to choose as I slipped back under my bed sheet. When I woke up again I quickly freshened up and went to the dining room and asked my parents what was the day’s surprise the next thing I knew, I was in a safari. I couldn’t believe my parents had actually got me here. That’s when I realized I had wandered off I couldn’t find my parents! I took a few tentative steps backward when I heard a growl from behind me; I turned around to see myself face to face, with a jaguar! I had heard more than enough about this man- eater that I was a goner. The panther was very beautifully in an “I’m going to rip your head off” sort of way. It had sleek back fur, a beautiful long tail and green piercing eyes. It started as it edged closer and I saw hundreds of sparkling white teeth and at the moment I knew those were the last things I was ever going to see. The leopard pounced and I raised my arm in defense. I felt the jaguar jaw lock itself on my arm in a steel grip. Pain surged through my arm as I felt flesh being separated from bone. It was at that moment I remembered the story of the man who had killed a tiger barehanded. I relaxed my arm and felt the jaguars jaw loosen a fraction immediately I pushed my arm further into the panther’s jaw blocking its windpipe. I cried out in pain as the jaguars jaw tightened like steel clamps. The jaguars started struggling like as if it’s tail was being ground , it was fainting, reaching deaths doorstep, I let go and just before the panther fainted it looked at me, gratitude in its eye. The next day the headlines were “6 year old boy triumph over jaguar “, my wish had been granted.

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One comment on “An Encounter with a Wild Animal – A Short Story

  1. Jaishree on said:

    Super story
    I have not even read

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