The Sparrows by Emad A. Ghani.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
It is a short story about tow sparrows missing trust

Submitted: April 27, 2012

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Submitted: April 27, 2012

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Once upon a time, in a remote forest, there were in a couple of sparrows who had loved each other and decided to get married. When the wife spawned, they did together look after the eggs by their love and pity.

When the eggs hatched, the husband spent his day searching for food to feed the kids.

One day the husband didn't find such a good food for his kids, so he flied to a remote field to search for food. Meanwhile a strange sparrow visited the wife in her nest, after he saluted the wife, he offered to help her. “Thanks, my husband is taking care of it” replied the wife.

The strange sparrow then told the wife that her husband is cheating on her, and that she should be careful.
The wife, certain that her husband wouldn’t do such a thing, did not believe the stranger. “I know you must think that your husband is out in search for food, but that is not the reason for why he is out of his nest all day” said the stranger and who confirmed that he had seen him yesterday.

The wife’s trust in her husband wasn’t shaken by what the strange sparrow had told her. He in return, offered to apologize to her and to her husband in case he was wrong but he also asked her to be with him in case he was right.

The wife, being certain about her husband’s fidelity, accepted the strange sparrow’s offer without thinking twice.
“He will return home holding a red feather, a gift from his lover. I saw them this morning. I have to leave you now, but I will come back tomorrow morning” said the stranger.

Minutes passed like hours for the wife who was impatiently waited for the return of her husband. By the sunset time, her husband came back home with a red feather.

The wife, shocked at the sight of the red feather, asked “where did you find such a beautiful feather?”. “ It crossed my path as I was searching for food” replied the husband. “ It would be great if you save it for me” he added.

A new dawn, a new day. The husband went out for his search for food as usual. By the time he left, the strange sparrow came back to see the wife. “I was right? Wasn’t I?” asked the stranger.
Since then, the wife and the strange sparrow had been going out continually. The wife sparrow had felt guilty to betray her husband, but the only reason she was doing it, is that she believed he betrayed her first.

One day, after time spent with the strange sparrow, the wife returns home to find her kids been eaten by a snake. The tragedy broke both sparrow’s hearts, but it did not stop the wife sparrow to continue meeting the strange sparrow. One day as they were walking by the river side, the wife sparrow fell in a trap, she asked the stranger to rescue her, “why would I help you when you did not even trust your husband! The first time I sow you, you and your husband were building your nest. I, then, fell in love with your charm and beauty and I had to have you by any means, the red feather that your husband returned home with, was from me, I asked him to keep it for me and not to tell anyone about it, that was the only way I could have you, is to destroy your husband’s image for you”.

After truth has been told, the strange sparrow flew away and the wife sparrow cried and died in the trap before the hunter came and found her.


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