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Strangers in the night

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 31; the thirty-first edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The theme for the month is 'Strangers in the Night
     
            It's that night which was after a beautiful day. It's the night which was lit up by stars. The man walked briskly in the cold night, to rest at his very own home. On opening the gate, he found an animal with no human nature, he instantly kicked it away, being unhuman. He stepped into the house and lit up the fire place. Unfortunately, the fire set ablaze spreading to the roof, the animal started to bark loud enough to alert the neighbors. Neighbors with that strange dog saved this man's life. The man lost his humanity, kicked the dog away thinking why to shelter a stranger, but the non human creature thought of helping that same stranger.
Even a non-human can remind us of our humanity, as it happened in this case with strangers at that night.

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26 comments:

  1. A stranger in that night saved him but he could not shelter the stranger :( Sad..

    Keep writing! Good luck for BAT!

    Someone is Special

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  2. People do forget humanity but I hope extreme circumstances lead them to remember it again. ATB for BAT!

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  3. This goes to show how sometimes men need to learn humanity and faithfulness from the animals.

    All the best for BAT!

    ❤Not Just My Allegories❤

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  4. Thanks folks for your valuable comments,"lets speak for the right of animals which cant speak"

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  5. Nice, short and sweet. Have had similar personal experience with a stray animal. So I could relate to it.

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  6. This reminded my of a story of Leo Tolstoy, where rich father gets a poor man thrown out of motel, to get a room for the night, and in the morning lad was found dead at motel gate due to severe cold. The cries of rich man were louder, when it came to be known lad was his only son, whom he was looking for.
    Really great point raised.

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    1. Thanks for sharing it, I was nt knowing abt it

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  7. short and too the point ... really good

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  8. A very nice idea behind & totally different, felt bad for the dog which got kicked out. In fact it would have guarded the man's house against thieves etc, if given shelter. Dog always has been a faithful animal, & your story proves yet another aspect of good nature of animals which we don't appreciate usually. Also, you don't need to bring in the word or theme in every line you write, just once suffices the need. Actually if reader gets an idea of theme its enough, Blogaton expects the exact phrase in this case though !
    Looking forward for more such short-stories.

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  9. very strong msg in a short post...very nyc read
    ATB for BAT :)
    i could not participate...but u can see my post here
    Karan - Strangers in the Night

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    1. hey the above link is broken...here's the proper link
      i could not participate...but u can see my post here
      Karan - Strangers in the Night

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  10. Very thoughtful, its disgusting what humans, the higher primates do in the name on conscience. ATB

    Do stop by my blog! Kappu

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  11. Aha! A very different take.. strangers in the form of non-humans humans... and humans... ha :)

    Best part: you delivered the message with just a short paragraph.

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  12. Love to see that a short story can be this short and still convey a message! Good Luck..

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  13. Short and sweet but with a strong message ... good one ....

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  14. Great use of a story to carry out such an important message. Very well written. :) ATB for BAT

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  15. Nice message conveyed . Good luck

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  16. Writing is very short and crisp but the idea behind it is too big... Every human have to learn the humanity again....

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  17. Feeling bad for the stray dog...human beings cab get so insensitive :(
    Crisp one! All the best..

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  18. hmmm....really sad :(
    humans really act devilish sometimes!
    lovely work!
    Even my entry is regarding a dog too:
    reconciliation

    drop on sometime ! :)

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  19. i guess everyone knows which one was more human

    Do visit mine. hope you like it

    CRD - BLAME IT ON THE DARK

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  20. That's a short one. Not everyone's like that but yes for people too busy in their own world sometimes pausing to take a deep breath and reassure oneself of their own morality doesn't hurt.

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  21. Short and sweet :) Loyalty of dogs is truly astonishing :)

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  22. Keep blogging regularly. It is definitely worth a read.

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