The Lion and the Cat

Lion licking his lips

A cat once pursued a lion.

“What do you want, little one?”

“To be loved by you.”

“Ah,” said the lion, “Excellent.” And he ate her up, whiskers and all, with great delight.


This post was written in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge  weekend prompt:

Tell us an original fable in exactly 33 words.

The moral of this story is, of course: be careful what you wish for.

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18 responses to “The Lion and the Cat

  1. It feels like you told a full story with only 33 words! Now that’s talent!

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  2. We lions are very fond of our food.

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  3. good one – have to be careful of our dependence on others approval

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  4. Well done. Loved it!

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  5. Loved her deeply, loved her to death.

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  6. Made me smile. Delicious tale.

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  7. Funny and wickedly delicious.

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  8. I thought my comment went through. Well…if you see two comments, toss one. Anyway, this was scrumptious! I lived it. Well written. BTW, I followed the discusion on which definition was required, but this one is classic. How could it not qualify?

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  9. Moral of the story is beware of what you ask for!

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  10. Perfect and scrumptious! The lion did exactly what was asked. He loved the cat, a little too much? Then probably licked his lips!

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  11. Well, he must have really “loved” her!

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  12. Sounds like what “twilight” should have been. 😉

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  13. One of my favorites! Clever and easy to follow. Nice work!

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  14. Elegant little fable! I couldn’t bring myself to figure out something that pithy in so little space.

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  15. Fun! Reminds me of Free To Be You And Me, Ladies First piece.

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