The Lady, or the Tiger?

September 25, 2011
By Basketball23 SILVER, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
Basketball23 SILVER, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm living in a shell with no soul" -Three Days Grace (World So Cold)
"Time still turns the pages of the book it's burned" -Avenged Sevenfold (So Far Away)


A ferocious tiger leapt from the door, but William ducked and it flew halfway across the arena. This infuriated the tiger, but it wasn’t ready to give up yet. He almost taunted the tiger, motioning for it to come forward. It bent down on its haunches, getting ready for action. The tiger pushed itself off the ground with a mighty leap, but William jumped to the side while the tiger was in mid-air. It plowed into the cement wall with a sickening crack, a low growl escaping its muzzle. William saw his chance. He bravely went up to the injured beast and started stroking its tail. The tiger whipped its head around, snapping its jaws at William’s hand. He jumped back, not willing to let his hand, or his life, be taken away. The tiger weakly picked itself up. Blood was pouring from its snout and it was walking with a limp. They did a dance-like routine, circling one another; looking each other up and down trying to find weaknesses and strengths. Finally, William backed up to the wall, making everyone think he was surrendering. Sighs escaped members of the crowd. The beast pieced up every ounce of adrenaline left in its body and bounded towards William at full speed. Its eyes flicked away from its target for just a moment, and William jumped out of the way. The tiger didn’t have any time to react before plummeting into the wall.
Already injured, the tiger laid down. Its neck was snapped and it was paralyzed. Pain overtook the tiger as it gave up hope. Its chest heaved up one more time, then collapsed forever. The crowd erupted into an endless wave of sound. William’s body was drenched with sweat and he was shaking, but he was still alive and he wasn’t married. He defeated the beast! His victory suddenly sunk in and he leapt up and down. He had won! He could live happily ever after with the princess – finally!
The king made his way down to the arena floor to congratulate William on his victory. William searched the crowd and found the princess elated and struggling with the guards to let her down, but they wouldn’t let her though. The king came over and put his arm around William. He felt like the king himself! The crowd squealed, but not a happy squeal, a terrified one. Women trembled, and the princess collapsed into a ball at the guard’s feet. What was going on?
Just then William felt a sharp stab of pain in his abdomen. It grew sharper, more intense. The king grunted and shoved his sword deeper into William’s stomach. Blood formed a circle around the silver and then melted together into one big stain. The king gave one last push and then yanked the sword out and slid it back into his sheath. He walked away with dignity, proud of his actions. William staggered backwards, holding his bleeding wound. He collapsed onto the tiger, their blood forming one large pool. Then the king pointed towards the door on the right, and the second tiger bounded out, feasting on both of them.


The author's comments:
This is my continuation of the short story, "The Lady, or the Tiger?" If you haven't read it, this is what it's about:
The king has ultimate power and decides to send criminals (although they aren't always) into an arena to pick a random door and one holds a maiden in which he will marry and the other a tiger. His daughter falls in love with a poor man, so they put him into the arena and the princess signals for him to go to the door on the left.
Now here is my continuation of the story.......
Hope you enjoy it! :D

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on Oct. 13 2011 at 7:56 pm
sherberteater GOLD, Fruita, Colorado
13 articles 13 photos 199 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families."

Thank God for friends like you!

goo. no problem

on Oct. 13 2011 at 7:48 pm
Basketball23 SILVER, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
8 articles 13 photos 488 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm living in a shell with no soul" -Three Days Grace (World So Cold)
"Time still turns the pages of the book it's burned" -Avenged Sevenfold (So Far Away)

I will.  Thank you soooooo much!!! :D

on Oct. 13 2011 at 7:45 pm
sherberteater GOLD, Fruita, Colorado
13 articles 13 photos 199 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families."

Thank God for friends like you!

hey, no problem. well, I kinda do have an idea what you mean. Just keep using that talent that the Lord gave you.

on Oct. 12 2011 at 8:08 pm
Basketball23 SILVER, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
8 articles 13 photos 488 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm living in a shell with no soul" -Three Days Grace (World So Cold)
"Time still turns the pages of the book it's burned" -Avenged Sevenfold (So Far Away)

Haha well thanks :D  You have nooooo idea how much it means to me!!!  I mean, I love taking pictures, but I never intend to persue a career as a photographer.  I really really REALLY REALLY want to be an author, so it means a lot to me.  Thank you soooooooooo much!!!

on Oct. 12 2011 at 2:33 pm
sherberteater GOLD, Fruita, Colorado
13 articles 13 photos 199 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families."

Thank God for friends like you!

well, goos job. keep it up. I like your version better.

on Oct. 11 2011 at 4:40 pm
Basketball23 SILVER, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
8 articles 13 photos 488 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm living in a shell with no soul" -Three Days Grace (World So Cold)
"Time still turns the pages of the book it's burned" -Avenged Sevenfold (So Far Away)

* The second paragraph, second sentence, last word should be "through" instead of "though.  Sorry about that.

on Oct. 11 2011 at 4:38 pm
Basketball23 SILVER, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
8 articles 13 photos 488 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm living in a shell with no soul" -Three Days Grace (World So Cold)
"Time still turns the pages of the book it's burned" -Avenged Sevenfold (So Far Away)

Thanks.  That was actually an assignment in Reading class and everbody was either like, "He got married," or "William was eaten."  It only had to be like 4 sentences (I think...?).....haha but I was just really into the writing and kept going! :D

on Oct. 10 2011 at 3:45 pm
sherberteater GOLD, Fruita, Colorado
13 articles 13 photos 199 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families."

Thank God for friends like you!

yes, I love morbid endings too. I love your ending

on Oct. 9 2011 at 6:53 pm
Basketball23 SILVER, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
8 articles 13 photos 488 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm living in a shell with no soul" -Three Days Grace (World So Cold)
"Time still turns the pages of the book it's burned" -Avenged Sevenfold (So Far Away)

I know he is....but I love my endings to be morbid.  Have you read the story before?

on Oct. 9 2011 at 1:45 pm
sherberteater GOLD, Fruita, Colorado
13 articles 13 photos 199 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families."

Thank God for friends like you!

I really like. The king is so evil.

 


on Oct. 6 2011 at 8:46 pm
Basketball23 SILVER, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
8 articles 13 photos 488 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm living in a shell with no soul" -Three Days Grace (World So Cold)
"Time still turns the pages of the book it's burned" -Avenged Sevenfold (So Far Away)

Thank you!!! :D

stevie96 said...
on Oct. 6 2011 at 6:05 am
You sick minded person. LOL. 8-)


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