“Don’t tread on me, I want to be free,” screamed Rattlesnake toward the Eagle. His voice – confused, yelling differing views, from each blade of his forked tongue. And raptors prey on serpents.
Just a quick short story/modern fable written for Trifecta Writing Challenge who asked us to write a modern (and unique) fable using only thirty-three words. Now, the way I remember fables from school is that they usually feature animal pro- and antagonists, often anthromophised, so that’s what I went with here. I also wanted to point out that I am an Australian, so US politics are only a sideshow to me (if only!) I do not agree with the Tea Party’s political positions (I am a socialist) as they are presented over here…but hey, politics, am I right? Comments and criticisms of the fiction (not of our (perhaps) opposing political views) are, as always, more than welcome – this is not a venue for political debate.