meena iyer
Once upon a time, there lived a small community of frogs. As it happens in those days they spoke beautifully. In soft tender tenor they would sing songs of the pond. The lotus would go to sleep listening to their songs. The flies mesmerized by them would stop mid air alas would be caught dead. The birds would keep quiet in envy. Move away high up on the trees to sing.. to not to interrupt. Few of the brave souls would try to challenge them but most either slinked away or joined them in their symphony keeping time.

It was an ideal world. A paradise.

Into such a world came one poor frog. He didn't have a sweet voice. He croaked. And to balance this defect out, god had given him the skill of enterprising and the intelligence to use it. He marketed himself as unique artist. When he spoke people listened. Simply coz he was different. He was very much in demand.. and the whole of next generation imitated him blindly. Especially the Toad X.

Toad X was such an imitator that he surpassed his idol. He talked like him walked like him. And inculcated it onto others as the 'cool' thing!

Many generations passed as it happens and all the frogs forgot that they can sing. They all croaked now and thought, croaking is how they sound. Until one day Mr X jr was born. Interestingly, he was left alone by everyone coz he sung. And when he sung, the flies stopped mid air. All the members of the pond envied him and hated him.. coz he was so different. Which he wasn't.. he was more true to what they really were than any body else. And that my friend was his crime

He was suppressed, tortured until he gave up singing until he died. And when he died, he was celebrated as the one and only singing frog who was brave enough to survive in this cruel pond...

And that is the story of every being in this world....

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12 Responses
  1. Reflections Says:

    I read this or something like this somewhere.....hmmm I echo "And that is the story of every being in this world...."

  2. Unspoken Says:

    I absolutely loved this piece, very creative and well crafted!

    Reminds me so of Jonathan Linvingston Seagul.


  3. Where did u read that nancy ? I wouldnt want to have copied :-S

    @abhi.. yes something like that.. or the happy feet :D many cartoon have similar theme :)

  4. Archana Says:

    "A good life is a main argument."


  5. Voice Says:

    I dont get the moral but I liked this story

  6. Solilo Says:

    Very creative Meena! Similar to Happy feet. Where did you get that animation from? It's cute :)

  7. Archy yes.. thats what we all strive for isnt it ?

    Bhav.. i dunno about any moral of the story.. its just bursted out to be expressed..

    Solilo.. welcome to my blog :) been njoying yours for few days now :)

    yesh very similar to it :) @animation.. i googled for frog animation and got it from some site :)

  8. Prakhar Says:

    Very well told story...lot to think abt this one!

  9. Indyeah Says:

    I absolutely loved the animantion..its so darn cute...:)
    and your story is beautiful
    and you know what?I imagined toad X to be Himesh Reshmaiyya...lOL!
    but seriously great story.....:)

  10. Navin Dutta Says:

    Aha ! the story of a frog.. written by a frog :P hehehe ... beautiful plot .. creative carve out .. keep it up froggie .. i mean meanie :P

  11. agnes Says:

    oh meena, i hope you're wrong (wink) :-)

  12. Prakhar thank you :)

    Indyah.. thank you :D :D himesh ?? I kinda modeled it for the recent events you know ;)

    Navin its written by a toad.. ** love being one**

    Agnes.. I so hope so too.. but i am not *sigh*