Monday, 15 February 2021

Keeth & Kokil : A Tale of Two Unique Personalities

ShortStory - Different Personalities- MeenalSonal


Keeth and Kokil loved the company of each other besides they were always seen together. Their bonding was admired and much talked about in the community. 

Under the canopy of thick trees, they had their beautiful abode far from the hustle-bustle of urbanization they lived peacefully in the lap of nature. 

Keeth was hardworking, determined, and was always adept to help others. He was strong-willed besides once set out on a task would not sit until it was complete.

Kokil was blessed with a sweet voice and her hymns were melodious and mesmerizing. Her gifted voice attracted many friends around and was much appreciated by all. She loved the way each one acknowledged her and felt proud of her extravagant singing.

They grew up and so their ego too. Trouble started brewing slowly, their paths started to differ. 

Kokil's popularity started troubling Keeth. Though he worked hard day and night appreciation always flowed for Kokil. Her sweet rendition brought applauds and she was now used to these.

Jassi Aunty sensed the trouble between them and asked Keeth about the matter. Keeth was adamant that he will learn singing to draw everyone's attention towards him.

Aunty was worried, she knew about the strong-headed nature of Keeth. God has created each one with different qualities. The vocal cords of Keeth were delicate and therefore singing will make them more worse and painful. Jassi Aunty was very much aware of this and so was Keeth.

Siblings rivalry, how far can it go? is now a matter of concern to her. 

But Keeth’s will overpowered all and he started to practice singing. Kokil merrily enjoyed the aura of praises and very much enjoyed being in her cocoon of self-love.

Days passed by.....But one day.....

The danger alarm from the meteorological department was hooting loudly everywhere. Heavy rains lashed all over the place uprooting many trees putting the life tipsy turvy. Most of the community members lost their abode and were tensed. 

Keeth's helping nature ward off most of his friend's hard time due to incessant rains while Kokil's voice soothes the troubled mind with peace. Even Keeth also started his singing practice and began to sing very much like Kokil.

Rains have played much havoc leaving deep and large pits of water everywhere. Keeth witnessed the herd of elephants approaching towards him in search of a safe place. Those enormous pits will pose a danger as the herd may not be aware of this; thinking of the same he started singing to divert their mind. He sang and sang louder to pull focus towards him but it all went in vain.

At last, Keeth screamed in his original voice, sensing some trouble the herd stopped and that saved many lives. Everyone applauded Keeth for his presence of mind and nobility. This incident was an eye-opener for Keeth. He understood that each one of us is here to perform different duties. Imitating others or copying someone will not make someone rise in life, but our individuality will always be rewarded. 

That was the day when life returned to the forest. All the animals were happy that things are again normal now.

Keeth, the crow, and Kokil, the Koyal flocked to their sweet home.  After all, a sibling's love is unconditional and pure thought Jassi Aunty, the Owl.


This story is a part of #StoryTellersBlogHop where 43 Blogger participants are together for the love of the fiction. We have selected the prompt 'Siblings rivalry , how far it can go.'

We are co-hosting this bloghop with our dear friend Ujjwal Mishra who blogs at My words My Wisdom.



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62 comments:

  1. Such a positive story about self awareness. Beautifully woven and the end to know the reality of keeth and kokil is delight.
    I am so happy to be a co-host on the #storytellersbloghop with you guys.

    - Ujjwal Mishra MywordsMywisdom

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation. We too are delighted to share a great bonding with you.

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  2. Nice to read an innovative take on story telling. Loved that crow and a koyal were siblings and loved the moral of the story.

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    1. Stories with a moral are one of my favourites and so tried to create one. Thank you for appreciating!

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  3. Lovely story to the fact that at some point in life we try to copy other person. But dispite trying our best we fail at it..

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    1. Uniqueness is always golden and this quality is always appreciated at some point in life.

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  4. Such a simple and wise tale. Made me feel like I am reading Amar Chitra Katha. Loved your take on the prompt, and the lesson in these wise words.

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    1. Even I have grown up reading amar chitra katha. Thank you for your kind words!

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  5. Each person is blessed with some qualities. Instead of copying others, we must improve our traits:)
    Nice story.

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    1. Yes definitely, one should try to explore inner strengths and keep polishing them.

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  6. Superb story. I had guessed kokil right but wasn't sure about keeth. Such an amazing narration. It felt as if I was sitting on one of the branches in the forest. The essence, moral, fun, relatability worked well throughout the story.

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  7. Yes I agree that each one has different talent and caliber. and when it comes to sibling relationship, it is best to avoid comparison but many times it happen and siblings tend to follow each other's path to get attention and praise. you had shared this emotion so perfectly in this story. really like the way you had narrated the whole scene.

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    1. We all are blessed with some unique qualities but comparison sometimes overpower our strengths and we tend to lose them.

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  8. Simple yet beautifully weaved story. Self-awareness, knowing your skills and not comparing it with others is very important. Didn't realize the Keeth , Koyal, and Jassi Aunty till end. Good one.

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    1. Nature always have bagfull of lessons to teach that each one of us are here for a purpose.

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  9. A simple yet beautiful story asking us to value our individuality. It is true and something the humans should always remember. Imitation is not going to help anyone.

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    1. Yes, but sadly today the people tend to pretend more rather than focusing on inner strengths.

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  10. That was a tale with the greatest message of celebrating each one's uniqueness. A wonderful way of telling children's tale with a takeaway for all age groups.

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  11. A lovely tale akin to the fables from panchtantra. nice
    Deepika Sharma

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  12. Love the simplicity and creativity in your story. The message you have conveyed is beautiful and much needed! It's good to be self aware and explore ones own talent rather than imitate others.

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    1. Imitation cannot last long for sure. It's ones own creativity and strengths that speaks louder.

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  13. Aww very sweet inspirational story with very strong message. Self acceptance is the first step of glory and victory well said, everyone is special with their different yet unique quality. Loved the end part; revelation of identity of characters.

    Archana Srivastava
    archusblog

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    1. Glad that the story was able to resonate well!

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  14. Self Acceptance is the utmost important trait one has to develop. Lovely narration with simple words. Loved the way you weaved the story

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  15. The story is so true about unique personalities and protecting our individuality. Aping only makes the matter worse for us and others. This reminded me of fables from panchtantra and their moral stories. Loved the names keeth, koyal and jassi auntie... seems like a Punjabi neighborhood 😁

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    1. Ha ha! The names of the characters were selected just in a random manner and somehow jassi aunty echoed with the story well! :)

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  16. Such a cute story. Each of us have things that we are good and some things we are not so good at. We will be happier when we recognise this.

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  17. true, each person is blessed with their own unique skill and quality and we have to cherish what we have than comparing ourselves with others. A beautiful story.

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    1. If one wants to imitate someone then act like nature which is varied and selfless.

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  18. Self awareness is very important and what a beautiful story to know it from. The curtain raiser at the end that Keeth and Kokil were birds brought a smile... I'll read this story to my little girl too...

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    1. Hope she enjoys it too! Glad that it made you smile!

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  19. Liked the way the characters are made in the human circumstance and the final change in perspective. Good take.

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  20. Such a simple lesson for all of us to understand and learn. All of us have something unique about us and imitating others will only ruin our individuality. I loved the way you narrated this story, kids will identify with this so much.

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    1. It would be worth penning the story if kids love it.

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  21. It's a lovely story about contrasting characters ! The moral of the story is something that every child is taught but then as they become adults ,they forget ! So, this story is very apt for recalling the fact that jealousy does not yield anything but only self acceptance is what matters.

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    1. As we grow we fall prey to unnecessary comparisons and ultimately lose our strengths.

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  22. Wow that was a beautiful one. One must indeed recognize their unique set of skills and polish them instead of trying to become somebody else.

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    1. Maintaining our individuality and working towards improvising itgives ourselves immense pleasure.

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  23. Such a beautiful story with a great message. My son also read it. This gives us a dose of positivity.

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    1. If we could touch a child's heart it was worth penning this story.

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  24. Wow reading!! You gave a simple but very fantastic flow to the story. I always admire stories with moral.

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  25. I loved the allegory with nature! We can really learn some important life lessons by just observing the behaviour of god's many creations.
    Noor

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    1. True that nature teaches many life lessons.

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  26. Its important to remember that we are all unique and have a special role in this world.Great story

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  27. What a beautiful story that teaches us to value the individuality. It teaches us to accept us, love us the way we are. Nature is the best teacher when it comes to learning values and qualities to live life. Through Keeth, Koyal and Jassi we learn so much, brilliant writeup!

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  28. Glad that the story took you back to your childhood days. Thank you for your kind words!

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  29. What a beautiful story with a wonderful message, couldn't guess the real Keeth and Kokil :) It is always a delight to read stories with some moral in the end.

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  30. This story truly depicts that each person is unique and has good qualities as well. It is good that Keith and kokil finally ended their sibling rivalry.

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  31. The story is so beautiful. It's truly reflecting that we should focus on the special and unique quality we possess. Beautifully woven. Loved the twist at the end. I was wondering about that who are Keeth and Kokil, two trees or someone else. Though recognized Kokil as Koyal, but couldn't do that for Keeth and Jassi aunty. Brilliant concept M & S. Heartiest best wishes. 💐💐💐💐💐

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  32. I really loved the way you have described, crow, koyal and owl. This is great story of self acceptance and love ourselve the way we are.

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  33. Lovely story narrated with a beautiful message of unconditional love between siblings.

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  34. such a sweet story :-) lobed the simole message

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  35. Smart story with a wonderful message.
    Glad that Keeth was able to save the elephants.
    Who could have guessed that the siblings are our crow & koyal! :)
    We all have our own strong points that we must maximize. Why copy when we can be original?

    It was great to take part in this BlogHop. Thanks for inviting & hosting.

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  36. Wow, what a story. To each his own we end up aping others instead of searching or using our own qualities. Lovely story, as usual amazing writing.

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  37. It is the most important lesson to even humans that we should never compare ourselves with others. Everyone is unique and has a unique quality which has to be searched within.

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