At the Zoo

The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge was first held in 2010. The challenge is that we have to post every day of April, except on the four Sundays. April 1st is a theme with letter A, 2nd with letter B and so on till April 30th which will be Z themed. This year, I’m planning to do short pieces of fiction (not a series), or a poem based on a word with that letter.

At the Zoo

Peter had grown up on a farm. He had been taught by his mother at home, and was waiting to go to school. He loved helping his father too, taking a small paintbrush and putting small strokes on the fence.

On the last day before he’d start school, Peter’s parents took him to the zoo. He was excited. There were lions and elephants and giraffes and rhinos. Then he saw them and laughed.

“Daddy, who painted horse with black lines?” he asked, seeing the zebra in its enclosure.

Like last year, I’m taking the challenge along with my friend Bhavya. We’re writing on the same themes each day, and giving each other the themes on alternate days. Day 26, the word chosen by us was ~Zebra~.

(© 30th April 2015)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

10 thoughts on “At the Zoo”

  1. I hate zoos.

    I have been to one only once and I never want to go again. It’s far too depressing to see all those birds and animals in captivity 🙁

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