Category: Friday Fables

Friday Fable: The Writer and the Word Limit

You may have heard the old story, The Crow and the Pitcher: A crow was nearly dead of thirst when he spied a pitcher of water on a picnic table just beside the dried-up river bed. He flew over and tried to take a sip…

Friday Fable: The Writer and her Publicist

You may know the old story of The Moon and her Mother: The moon once asked her mother to make her a cloak. Her mother snorted. “How can I make a cloak to fit you when you’re always changing from a new moon to…

Friday Fable: The Climax that went “meh”

You may know the old tale, “The Mountain in Labour:” A magnificent mountain began to rumble one day, and it made such a mighty noise that it was heard across the land, and people came from far and wide to witness the wonder that was…

Friday Fable: The Ass with the Draft Manuscript

You may know the old story of The Ass in the Lion’s Skin: One day, an ass spotted a lion’s skin that some hunters had left on the ground. The ass was tired of being treated like an ass, so he draped the lion’s…

Friday Fable: The Once-Published Writers and the Un-Published Writers

You may know the old story of The Hares and the Frogs: Once there were three hares who were always stressed out by all the predators in the fields. If it wasn’t a fox in the grass, it was an eagle overhead. Hare life…

Friday Fable: The Writer and the Cottager

You may know the ancient tale of the Wild Boar and the Fox: A wild boar was about to take a walk in the woods one pleasant day, but he stopped to sharpen his tusks against the trunk of a tree first. A fox,…

The Squirrels Stole my Picture Book!

Who doesn’t love squirrels? Apparently Aesop. I spent 45 minutes looking for a fable about squirrels to tie into my new and exciting squirrel picture book. Yes, I said “new and exciting squirrel picture book!” Here’s the news: When Squirrels Stole My Sister, written by…

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