The Beast

You are welcome to a cup of coffee. It is a little chilly this morning. Not winter chilly, just the feeling of fall is in the air. 

We are at a near new moon and I sit here with the Beast. It is important to know what may be affecting the Beast when you interact with him.

We fed the livestock this morning and he brought Grumpet to the fire. Grumpet is a domestic goose. Not your ordinary goose mind you. She is among  the meanest geese we have.

If you have ever been around geese, you will know they are great at warning about intruders and poor at social skills. 

The Beast loves animals. Small things are a delight to the Jeptha.

Jeptha, how did you make friends with Grumpet?

 Grumpet is My Friend. I talk to Grumpet and hold her. She makes me happy. 

Grumpet does look happy Jeptha. You have been out in the woods for a while you nasty goat. Have you thought about taking a bath?

I am Beast.  The men of the forest say I am a heron. I am not a heron. I am Beast.

 The Forest People let me stay in their camp like you do.

 Jeptha, an elder from the Heron tribe stopped by to speak with me. He says you are Heron like it is your last name. Do you remember your last name Beast?

Aggg. You make me work hard! Grumpet does not make me do this. 

Jeptha, sometimes you think too fast. It is time to slow down your thinking right now. What is your first name Beast?

This is hard! Jeptha! Jeptha Berengar!

Sometimes people give you names, Beast. Remember when we had a meeting and you got the same last name as me?

Yes. Adoption. You said I was family. That was nice. I want to belong.

You were adopted by the Heron tribe, Jeptha. Now you belong two places.

Author: The Storyteller

Don't count the lions. It will make you afraid and slow you down.

6 thoughts on “The Beast”

      1. Personally, if I was the one writing this story, the Beast would probably be my favourite one to write as well. Whenever I hear the term ‘The Beast’ I keep thinking of the Beast in Beauty and the Beast, LOL!
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