The Gossip and the Goose

A True Story, that nobody learnt from. And as stories go, it will repeat again, and again, and again.

Once upon a time, a  Goose was very excited that it’s scattered kids were all planning to come back for a visit. The Goose was living alone and longed for company. The impending visit of her kids truly made here happy, and it turned golden with happiness.
One amongst her kids was Gossip, who was an unhappy soul. The restless soul that it was, it decided to go from one kid to another and spread it’s restlessness. This restlessness was dressed in the form of a juicy fruit, which all the other kids mindlessly devoured. Little did they know that this juicy fruit was very, very addictive. In no time, the kids who ate this juicy fruit, yearned for more. And Gossip was very happy as it felt wanted and alive again.
The juicy fruit however took it’s toll. The restlessness spread amongst them and numbed their minds. It caused them to be suspicious and itchy. This snowballed into disagreement and words got spoken which should not have been. They were bickering, when they should have been preparing for the journey.
And so the visit to the Goose got cancelled.
And the Goose lost it’s golden sheen. Again.