A drabble of 100 words on ‘Race’:

The tortoise had lost again.

The hare’s coach proudly inquired: ‘Can a donkey ever become a horse?’

The tortoise’s coach resigned in disgust.

The experts in their post-race analysis concluded the outcome could never be otherwise. The long hind-legs conferred on the hare a clear winning advantage of long leaps and bounds.

The wise man observed: ‘Depends how long the race is. You don’t win a race of 100 paces but you might with 10000. No point in running to lose. Pick yours to win.’

‘And you’ll see more races in your time than a score of them taken together.’


This is in response to a weekly drabble challenge hosted by http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/.


6 Responses to Race

  1. mish says:

    I say thumbs-up to the wise man’s words . Perseverance and consistency in the face of adversity are true indicators of victory !!



  2. lynnette-net says:

    i wrote about the tortoise and hare too!! read mine!


  3. Elmi says:

    That is such a brilliant concept for “race”! I love the way you juxtapose perspectives, showing that facts and reality may not always agree 🙂


  4. S R Kannan says:

    Obviously the hare of your drabble made the right choice vis-a-vis the hare of the oft repeated ‘slow and steady’ story. Are you also implying that marathon runners live longer than sprinters.


    • tskraghu says:

      It’s just that sometimes rules of the game or the game itself needs to be changed – that’s the only way to have a go at it.


  5. trisha says:

    very true. your hundred words are really good raghu, extraordinarily good.


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