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Hunger in the Grass March 12, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Nature.

Listening to the clouds roll against the sky, Elsa sniffed the air.  Rain soon. 

Hidden in the swaying grass, her three cubs, the pride of the pride, waited for breakfast, stomachs growling.  She felt their hunger as her own.  

Elsa scanned the horizon, flicking her tail in quiet agitation.  Her intent gaze  caught nothing in its grasp.   No movement.  

Even the keenest eyes cannot conjure breakfast out of thin air. 

No rules.  Just Write!

Related posts:  Sidey’s Weekend Theme (View From The Side) * Cross Aunts on the Horizon (The Only Cin) * Yellow Lioness (Adeeyoyo) * Wilderness (Kate Shrewsday) * Weekend Theme ~ Take One & Take Two (View From The Side) * The Lioness, A Photo Prompt (Yellow House Cafe)


1. Cindy - March 12, 2011

Very well done!

ps. have sent you an email.

nrhatch - March 12, 2011


Got it. I just checked the bottom of your blog . . . nothing there. And I don’t see anything on mine either. Odd. ❓

2. viewfromtheside - March 12, 2011

wonderful, the lioness will do almost anything to feed her cubs.

nrhatch - March 12, 2011

Thanks, Sidey.

Loved the photo theme for the weekend. Such an evocative photo.

Look forward to seeing what others will do with the challenge. Cin, for example, did conjure breakfast out of thin air with hers. 😀

3. adeeyoyo - March 12, 2011

I really liked this post, NRH, and thanks for the pingback and the link.

nrhatch - March 12, 2011

Thanks, and you’re welcome. Your take on the theme transformed the all-shades-of-gray photo into colors we could see.

Cin transformed it still further . . . from hunger in the grass to dyed Easter eggs in a teacup . . . in all-shades-of-pastel. 🙂

4. oldancestor - March 12, 2011

Good work.

nrhatch - March 12, 2011

Thanks, OA. The challenge is open to all if you’re interested in flexing your muscles.


Just click on the link to View from the Side.

5. kateshrewsday - March 12, 2011

Lovely, Nancy: I love Elsa the lion. Life is tough when you can’t conjure up breakfast.

nrhatch - March 12, 2011

Life is tough when breakfast is nowhere in sight.

When I overhear people complaining about trivia, I wonder how they would handle true adversity.

6. Booksphotographsandartwork - March 12, 2011

Wonderful. I felt sad for the lioness and the would be prey.

nrhatch - March 12, 2011

Thanks, Linda. I hear ya. I don’t begrudge lions their prey . . . except for baby zebras. 😦

7. Carol Ann Hoel - March 12, 2011

Nancy goes for realism. Lioness lives for her cubs. She isn’t sitting there without a reason. She hunts with purpose and passion. I like your story. Blessings…

nrhatch - March 12, 2011

Thanks, Carol Ann. I debated having her just take a break to watch the sunset while her mate watched the cubs . . . then I remembered that male lions have been known to eat cubs. They don’t make good baby-sitters.

8. libraryscene - March 13, 2011

Very nice, Nancy! It will be fun to see what everyone does with the photo. As you state, no rules, just write! write on.. 🙂

nrhatch - March 13, 2011

Thanks, LS. I enjoy seeing what others do with Sidey’s theme each week. Are you participating this week?

9. eof737 - March 13, 2011

Beautiful… and so Elsa must move her feet and seek some game or her game will be up! Oh Nancy TY! 🙂

nrhatch - March 13, 2011

Thanks, Eliz. May all sentient beings have enough to eat and drink . . . along with room to roam.

10. Cities of the Mind - March 13, 2011

A flash fiction piece was a nice change of pace from you, I like it!

nrhatch - March 13, 2011

Thanks, Connor. I enjoy Sidey’s Weekend Theme each week. Something a bit different to play around with.

Feel free to join in anytime it suits your schedule. The best part of the weekend is seeing what others did with the theme.

11. Monday morning and the weekend theme roundup « Viewfromtheside's Blog - March 14, 2011

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