The Ferocity of the Animal World

The survival of the fittest

Colleen Millsteed
3 min readMay 13, 2023


The head of a karge yellow python.
Image courtesy of Pixabay

My writing has suffered in the last few weeks but I’m okay with that.


Because I’ve had a delightful visit from my big Sister, who lives over 4,500 kilometers away, so I don’t get to spend as much time with her as I’d like.

Therefore, it was always about not taking a single minute of our time together for granted. It was bad enough I still had to work but as I work the bulk of my hours at home, it wasn’t too much of a hardship. My beautiful big Sis and I could still chat the hours away.

Anyway, I digress.

Cathylouise invited me to try my hand at Bradan Writes Stories Seedling Challenge.

You can find Bradan’s original challenge here :

And Cathylouise's challenge effort here :



Colleen Millsteed

Top Writer in Poetry. I’m a Finance Manager with a love of both numbers and words.