The Dancing Monkey


Inspired by C.S. Lewis' The Last Battle, this short story is a fan-fiction about a talking ape who lost his family to a leopard attack. Alone, he aimlessly searches for Narnia only to find himself in the Southern kingdom of Calormen, where talking animals are a rare breed. In order to eat, he joins a troupe of street performers with whom he sings and dances for money. The more he is around humans, the more he wants to become them, but he learns quickly: just because he sees himself as their equal doesn't mean they do. Click on the picture to read.


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