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Simply 6 Minutes Challenge- Hubris

The challenge is to write a whole story, using the picture prompt, in just six minutes.

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Herman had observed humans all of his life.
He even had come to understand their language.
His silence was imposed by Nature. Speech wasn’t afforded to orangutans but full understanding of the hubris of human beings was his.
He found them endlessly entertaining, especially when they explained, to each other, what he was thinking. Herman usually rolled back his lips and slapped the ground as he laughed at them.
But today, he overheard the zoo staff planning to downsize their population of ‘inmates’ and he listened intently. What he overheard wasn’t the least bit funny.

Their plan was to release captive born animals into the wild!
All Herman could do was hold his head in disbelief.
The wrong ‘animals’ were obviously ‘in charge’.


I love a well told story. If it makes me laugh, all the better.

10 thoughts on “Simply 6 Minutes Challenge- Hubris

  1. Awesome story! I would love to know if that is what they are really thinking as all the humans are watching and pointing. I think it would be terrifying for an animal to think about being put back out to the wild, especially when they feel so safe. Thanks for participating!

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