True Colors

True Colors

A Story by Zeitgeist Manifesto
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True colors....

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There was once a child.....

a child who loved animals, but of all animals, its bias was the chameleon.
Every morning this child would awake with anticipation to see the majestic
creature that sought after it's own heart.

Each evening the child would leave some type of fabric on a rocking chair
on the porch. Sometimes it was a towel or old t-shirt or whatever it could find.
From day to day it varied, but it was always the color the child wanted to
start the next day with.

Each morning the child would find the chameleon perched on the fabric
in the exact same shade of color and a spell of happiness was cast over the
world. At that point, it was clear that all would be well.

One day the child found a brightly colored neon tie dye fabric that seemed
to have a million colors exploding from every intersection of the tiny threads
that held it together. The child placed the fabric on the porch and could barely
sleep in anticipation of daybreak.

The child awoke the next morning and made its way to the old rocker. It found
the chameleon sitting on the fabric, not in brilliant hues of exploding colors, but
instead, it seemed invisible.

The child grew angry at the chameleon... asking why its colors had not changed.
The child scolded the chameleon...asking why it was acting different.
The child asked, "What happened to you?"

The chameleon's skin transformed into a brilliant shade of  RED .....

It turned away and boldly marched into the bushes where it faded into the grass
and leaves and was never seen again.



© 2015 Zeitgeist Manifesto



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Aww poor chameleon was just being himself! This made me sad but was very entertaining. :) nice write!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Zeitgeist Manifesto

2 Years Ago

I appreciate you dropping in.
Thanx!
A fantastic story, childrens tales are always my favorite. I really enjoyed this and the underlying messages/ lessons behind the main story.

"a child who loved animals, but of all animals, its bias was the chameleon." - This sentence I think needs some punctuation revision I love the use of the word "bias" here.

Thanks for sharing - ATC

Posted 2 Years Ago


Zeitgeist Manifesto

2 Years Ago

The read is much appreciated!
excellent piece which comes with many questions...well done

Posted 2 Years Ago


Zeitgeist Manifesto

2 Years Ago

Thanks for reading...
I appreciate that.
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~~ ohhhh... what a perplexing piece of writing... i have a million questions... was the chameleon infuriated because the child was infuriated...? ~~ was the child expecting too much...? ~~ why was everything okay until the child found the "neon tie dye" fabric...? ~~ i'm guessing you want to reader to figure out the message...

Posted 2 Years Ago


Zeitgeist Manifesto

2 Years Ago

Thank you for reading. I always enjoy your visits to my page.
Down the rabbit hole we go... :.. read more
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2 Years Ago

~~ hahahahaha... yes... to discover theories and insights of the most precise type... :P

read more
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2 Years Ago

~~ you're very welcome... (didn't get posted in the first attempt :P)

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