“if you want Draupadi’s hand in marriage,” Arjuna was told, “ hit the fish eye, on the other side of circling wheel, all by looking at its reflection in water.”
“do you see wheel, and eye of the fish, mighty Arjuna?”
“Yes master, I do,”
“Pierce the eye, now!”
Of all assembled royalties from all over Aryabarta, Arjuna alone managed the feat and won Draupadi’s hands in marriage.
Another, equally capable man, suta putra Karna, was not allowed to compete for not being born in a royal family.
Who did Draupadi want? Karna or Arjuna? We may never know!
Word Count : 99
March 21, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features a bucket of water. What is the condition of the water and what is the bucket for? Drop deep into the weel and draw from where the prompt leads! More posts may be found here.