The Great Roar

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Where does thunder come from?

Submitted: November 13, 2013

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The Great Roar

Once there was a village which had a terrible canine problem. For you see, a great dog of pure electricity came down and terrorized the village during every storm. The dog would burn houses with his plasma mouth and swipe his paws at townsfolk, bringing them into a coma.

One day after a storm, a kitten named Thunder watched in dismay as his owner was lying motionless in bed. She was struck by the lightning dog during yesterday’s storm. As Thunder was about to lick his owner’s face, a middle-aged woman kicked him out of the building. (“Bad kitty! Stay away from Miss Morgan!”)

Out of anger, Thunder pouted away into the forest. As he was running, he tripped over a twig and tumbled down a hill. His body ached and he began to cry.

As Thunder cried, he began to think aloud.

“Stupid dog! If only he wasn’t attacking the village, then my owner would be fine!”

With that thought, Thunder began to wander around. He wandered and explored for two hundred years, confronting troublesome blue jays and helpless bear cubs, befriending energetic aardvarks and over-confident kangaroos.

Over the years, Thunder grew. His neck fur tripled in height. His tail grew five times larger. His incisor teeth sharpened and curved, and his height increased, growing to the size of trees. Most important of all, His soft mewling became a powerful roar!

One day, Thunder climbed a mountain miles above any mountain he has ever seen. The mountain reached above the clouds and ascended into space. As he scaled the mountain, he encountered a pigeon that nested above the clouds.

“And who must you be?” the Thunder asked.

“I am simply Pigeon, young Thunder”, Pigeon replied.

“How do you know my name?” Thunder questioned.

“I have lived very long and seen many things. I have seen the beginning of time, and I know the answer to your problem.”

“Do you know about the lightning dog?”

“Yes, the lightening dog is a tormentor and a coward. It is hard to blame him, as it’s a trait that’s passed down through his family. He was the runt of his siblings, and the target of his relatives cruelty.”

Pigeon continued. “One day, the runt climbed into a cloud and hid there. In the cloud, he slowly began losing his sanity, and finally took his anger out on the puny villagers below. Beneath his rage, he is still a coward, and will run away from the slightest noise of rustling grass.”

Thunder thanked Pigeon for the information. As Thunder left to continue his trek, Pigeon flew away. Thunder leaped up the mountain, when he accidentally pierced his front paw on a rock. Out of instinct, he roared in pain.

Thunder, noticing the volume of his roar, began to think. “If the lightning dog is such a coward, maybe I can fend him away with my roar!”

So with that thought, Thunder climbed to the peak of the mountain. In the distance he could see a village being attacked by Lightning. He narrowed his eyes and concentrated his mind. He crouched, putting his right front leg forward and his left hind leg back, and roared at the top of his lungs!

Lightning, startled by the noise, fled back into the clouds. After calming, he ran back down to the ground. At that instant, Thunder roared again, causing Lightning to retreat again.

And since then, Thunder would scare Lightning into the clouds from his perch upon the great mountain.


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