When I Saw a Lion

When I Saw a Lion

by Alex Edwards

Clang! The car bounced on the dirt road. We’re on our way to see a lion!

Lion (1)

When it was two hours later, it felt like two years. We stopped at 6 o’clock to stop and see the sunset.

After an hour, we went to see a lion. When we saw the lion, I was scared and surprised. It was cute and cuddly, but I wouldn’t go out and cuddle with it.

Lion (3)

It was the best day ever. I wish I could see the lion again.

The End

Map picture

Note: This story was written by my young son, Alex, after our June 2011 trip to South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, a country in Southern Africa. The lion in the photo is the same one that inspired him to write this story.

 

Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his wife Jing and son Alex. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at www.mgedwards.com or contact him by e-mail at me@mgedwards.com or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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7 Comments

  1. March 25, 2012    

    Talent runs in your family! Loved the story and photos. Little beats nature and wildlife.

  2. March 25, 2012    

    What a wonderful memory for you and your son. It was also fun to read and to see the pictures. Tell you son he did a good job.

  3. mgedwards's Gravatar mgedwards
    March 26, 2012    

    Thanks, glad you liked it! Alex was happy to hear that readers liked his story. I told him he did a good job. He says he doesn’t like to write (he like math and science like his mom), but I know he has it in him.

  4. March 27, 2012    

    Cool post! Cheers!

  5. March 27, 2012    

    Awesome Blog…. Congratulations to you and Your team. Best wishes Guwahati(Assam) and waiting for many more from you… Love Wild Life.

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    Reblogged this on pranjalborthakur.

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    Reblogged this on A woman of faith.

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