Tag: aesop’s fables

Friday Fable: The Writer and the 138,000 word manuscript

You may know the old story, The Boy and the Nuts: A child visiting a wealthy home was pleased to find on the table a jar full of nuts and figs. (This was in the days before Skittles, keep in mind.) He plunged his…

Friday Fable: The Writer and the Inspiring World

You may know the old fable, The Widow and the Hen: Once there was a widow who found a hen wandering the yard. The widow gave the hen a handful of barley and, lo, it laid an egg. The next day, the widow tossed the…

Friday Fable: The Writers’ Group Driver and his Three Passengers

You may have heard the classic fable, “The Lion and his Three Councillors:” A lion caught a whiff of his own rancid breath and thought, “Maybe I’m not as kingly as I ought to be. I better check.” He called to a sheep and…

Friday Fable: The writer and the Goodreads reviewers

You may have heard the old tale, The Bear and the Bees: One day a bear was rooting around in a fallen log where there just happened to be a beehive. One little bee was on her way home with some pollen when she spotted the…

The Beach Bag and the Booker Prize

You may have heard the old story of the Rooster and the Jewel: One day, a rooster was scratching at the straw in the farmyard, looking for nourishment, when he came across a string of pearls (dropped by a wealthy landowner on his way to…

Friday Fable: Sour Writers

You have probably heard the fable, Sour Grapes: A hungry fox snuck into a vineyard where ripe grapes hung from tall vines. The fox stood on his hind legs and snapped his jaws, eager for a taste. But the grapes hung just out of…

Friday Fable: The Writer in Debt

You may have heard the old fable, The Star Gazer: A man went walking every night just to gaze at the starry sky. He was so smitten by the beauty of the heavens that he never looked where he was going. One night he…

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