Fable Story with Animals: The Otters of the River
You want your life flow smoothly but what do you do when the flow is being stuck? This animal fable is one of motivational short stories.
The Otters of the River
Dozen otters were swimming through the river flow.
They were just following the direction of the flow.
They stopped as they saw the junction of two rivers.
Then, they chose one and swam through it together.
They swam and swam but they found dead end of the river.
The flow was being stuck.
They hoped what would happen was something better.
Most of them were needy for good luck.
An otter, called Hairy Nose, said, “It’s wrong flow to follow.”
The others said, “We can wait what will happen to this flow.”
There were few small fish to eat.
In neediness, most of them chose to compete.
They hit each others just to win few food to eat.
Hairy Nose worried and thought of a way to solve it.
“We need something better for our future.”
“We won’t go out there and we’ll be here forever.”
“Here, it’s our fate and we just need to wait.”
“There, we’ll face evil bait and many things to hate.”
Hairy Nose said, “Let’s find another way to the Lake of Abundance.”
They did not listen and kept fighting for few fish in the water of stagnance.
Nobody listened to his idea. Stagnance became their comfort zone.
The stagnance was poor area. Then, Hairy Nose walked away alone.
One of them said, “Young otter, go through new way will bee to risky and the idea to find better way is just freaky.”
“It’s right way and we have to wait.”
“There’s no other way and it’s our fate.”
Hairy Nose walked through the thick forest to find another river.
He believed he would find something better.
When he sat to take a rest, he saw another river.
Then, he swam and followed the flow of the river.
He swam and swam and then he was in beautiful somewhere.
He was in amazing lake with its beauty.
He saw fishes and other foods here and there.
Taking opportunity led him to enjoy plenty.
Meanwhile, in stagnance, his friends went nowhere.
They lived with in poor condition.
In abundance, Hairy Nose had plenty to share.
He enjoyed the fruit of his action.
Life is flowing but when you are being stuck. It is your calling to find a way or make one. When you walk through new way or learn something new, you may get lost but you can get back to the track to your destination. It is better than being stuck.
This short fable story is written by YW Purnomosidhi a.k.a Mas Wahyu Didik, a blogger who loves traveling and fable.