Thursday, February 2, 2012

Timed Writing: 2/2/2012

Time: 10 minutes
Prompt: Say no more, his animals replied
Source: Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

"Say no more," his animals replied, when Friedrich had told them of his plight. "We will take care of it." Friedrich could not suppress a shudder when he tried to imagine what that might mean, but ultimately he didn't care or he would not have told his animals about it in the first place.

The problem was not a new one, either to Friedrich or to his human race. He had managed to alienate his latest love interest and she had found more attentive company elsewhere. This had put Friedrich in a jealous rage, such that so soon as he had learned the name and whereabouts of his rival, he sought the help of his animals.

Friedrich was lucky to have his animals, and as far as he knew, unique. He had never heard anyone else mention having animals -- at least not of the sort that Friedrich possessed. But then again, Friedrich had never spoken of his animals to anyone else. They were for him alone and not to be shared.

Friedrich liked to imagine that his animals resembled wild cats and hyaenas and wolves. Powerful predators they most certainly were, but Friedrich had never seen them. They came to him when he was upset, but they were not visible to human eyes. They never provided comfort, as such, but they did provide solutions -- resolutions. They accomplished things that Friedrich would never consider, but for which, in the depths of his soul, he longed.

(about my timed writing exercises)

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Seth said...

Hmm, where might one find some of these animals?

M. Huw Evans said...

I'm pretty sure that one has to be insane to find them.