“The Journey” found a home in an ezine from Nigeria, Omenana. Now you can read the unabridged version. Just click on the link below to read it.
Running through the thorny blonde grass, the lone hyena stops to scan the plains of the Serengeti for food and water. After traveling for more than three sunsets, she’s hungry and searching for carrion, but it’s scarce this dry season. A starling alights upon her path as she relishes the strong breeze rippling through her fur, she spots a droughty pond filled with muddy water. Her stomach wrenches tight as she drinks, for the water only incites her hunger pangs.
Source: The Journey