A nasty racketing noise woke me up from my sleep. I pulled myself out of the bed and snarled at parah to shut up! But parah continued making that stupid noise. Birds can get nasty i tell you! I picked out some dry peanuts from the refrigerator and forced the bowl inside the parrots cage."will you shut up now Parah!" I barked at the tiny creature. Parah, the parrot's eyes wandered towards me...she gave me a piercing look, as if she wanted to tell me something telepathically. Who cares! I shut the door on her little beak, and ran upstairs to get ready for my friend, Meera's Birthday party. The racketing continued.
It was a cold winter morning, and the snow was falling fast on the chilled ground. I was wearing my best Cinderella gown and doing my final makeup touch ups, while the driver put the limousine to a halt. We had finally arrived! A happy me, got outside the car and started towards the wonderfully decorated stairs of Meera's house.
Meera greeted me at the entrance and complimented me on my dress, i blushed.
The entire house was full of women who looked stunning in their pretty gowns and men who looked suave in their party blazers. The tables were laden with every delicious dish, one could ever imagine of. My eyes wandered towards a room which looked deserted. Wonder why no one had occupied it. There in that room was a magnificent wardrobe, inside the wardrobe was an enormous pizza. Oh! how i loved pizzas!
The enormous pizza looked so delicious. I wasted no time in picking up an extra large slice and putting it in my watering mouth.....
I was clutching the pizza slice but God knows how, it had got larger....I looked at my tiny hands and legs, and shock took over me, I couldn't believe what had just happened- it was something crazy! Something unbelievable but whatever it was, the truth was that i had shrunk and so had my Cinderella gown. I took another bite of the deadly Pizza slice, hoping that this would help me grow back, but...
There was no one around...Meera's house had disappeared and so had all the guests. I was all alone in some green woods full of barbed wires and fences, still clutching the rest of the pizza slice which had brought me here,to this weird,alien land. I heard voices, and on going further, i realized that i was not alone. There were humans, yes! humans like me, but they were caged, and being guarded by strange creatures. I stared in astonishment as hundreds of men,women, and children stuck out their necks from their cages, to see who this new girl was. As if this strange sight was not enough, i couldn't believe my eyes when i realized that those strange creatures who were guarding the cage were none other than animals. Yes! Talking animals of every kind!
As a small lion cub shifted his gaze towards me, i hid behind a wood, but too late! BAAM..
There was an insane noise and before i knew it, the cub had caged me. I screamed and tried to break the net, but another lion helped the little cub, and i was helpless.
"This girl is so cute, papa. Can i keep her as my pet? the little cub asked the huge lion.
"Sure son! She's your birthday present" replied the huge lion.
I was so scared, i started crying and screaming....but no one would hear. Mom! Dad! Where are you? help me! But they were miles away!The little cub dragged me to an extra large cage, and forced me inside it.
"You are my pet from now, and don't worry! I'll take good care of you" he told me with happiness written on his face.
I sobbed, wailed, cried but no one would understand! One day, the Lion cub and his father came to meet me and feed me.
When the cub pushed the bowl of fruits inside my cage, i heard him say to his father:
"Papa, this girl is so lucky na. She doesn't have to go hunting for food, we do that for her, and she gets free water too. This is her heaven! What more would anybody want!" his father agreed to this.
That moment, i thought of parah, my pet parrot and tears pooled out of my eyes. I had always said the same thing about her, but today when i was in her place, caged, i knew how it felt! With a sudden urge to free her, free myself, i picked up the rest of the magical pizza slice and ate it.
I was back into the same party. I heard people dancing and enjoying, they were free! It was time i freed Parah too! With a sudden movement i rushed towards the door, out of the party house, sat in my limousine, and i was in my way......on my way, to free Parah, my pet parrot!
Dedicated to all these lovely creatures :)
..........So friends, that was how, Meera's fun party turned into an adventurous learning experience for me. Do you want to join the adventure too? Go here :D A very Happy Birthday to ' A Rat's Nibble'.
P.S:This is a fictional work...call it my wild imagination! ;)