When I Saw a Lion


When I Saw a Lion

by Alex Edwards

Clang! The car bounced on the dirt road. We’re on our way to see a lion!

Lion (1)

When it was two hours later, it felt like two years. We stopped at 6 o’clock to stop and see the sunset.

After an hour, we went to see a lion. When we saw the lion, I was scared and surprised. It was cute and cuddly, but I wouldn’t go out and cuddle with it.

Lion (3)

It was the best day ever. I wish I could see the lion again.

The End

Note: This story was written by my young son, Alex, after our June 2011 trip to South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, a country in Southern Africa. The lion in the photo is the same one that inspired him to write this story.

Map picture

M.G. Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the mystery, thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures. He is author of a collection of short stories called Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories available as an ebook and in print on Amazon.com. His next book, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, will be released on March 31, 2012. He lived in Zambia during 2009-11 and now lives in Bangkok, Thailand with his wife Jing and son Alex.

 

For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at www.mgedwards.com or his blog, World Adventurers. Contact him at me@mgedwards.com, on Facebook, on Google+, or @m_g_edwards on Twitter.

 

© 2012 Brilliance Press. All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted without the written consent of the author.

Advertisements

Mysterius, Lord of the Unknown


MysteriusHe is the least known of any Greek god yet has the greatest following of them all.

Many of his followers believe in no other god but him and thirst to know him.

The more they search, the more he eludes them.

Though human reverence to other gods fades, he remains a figure of worship and devotion.

He resides in Ignorance, a mystical realm beyond the fringes of human awareness.

He is Mysterius, the god of all that is unknown.

Here begins the tale of the Lord of the Unknown and his struggle against his mortal foe and brother, Apollo, the Lord of Truth and Light.

“Mysterius” is one of 15 stories in Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories, a collection of short stories written over three decades with themes ranging from adventure, fantasy, mystery, spirituality, and mythology.

Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is available to purchase from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords.com. Also available at The Wordshop.