Mini Saga: The Child – Contributed by Sterling Lanier

I love this mini saga (a story told in exactly 50 words) by Sterling.

The Child

The small child lovingly hugged his grandfather and shouted “I went to the zoo! I saw snarling lions, laughing hyenas, shrieking monkeys and the elephant has a long gray nose. You should see it!”

“I do see it” replied the old grandfather gleefully, though he could not see at all.

– Sterling Lanier

Sterling is our Vistage Chair and has been one of my mentors for a LONG time. I am fortunate and thankful for that and this contribution.

Photo Courtesy: My friend Suresh Gundappa from Meditation Photography



1. A mini saga is a story told in exactly 50 words. Not 49 or 51 but exactly 50.

2. You can download a photographic manifesto of Mini Sagas at ChangeThis. Here is the link – Mini Sagas: Bite-sized Wisdom for Life and Business (PDF, 2.9MB).

3. For a complete list of Mini Sagas, please visit the Squidoo lens “Mini Sagas