Tag: aesop’s fables

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…

Friday Fable: The Writer who Cried Bestseller

You probably know the old fable, The Boy who cried Wolf: Once there was a shepherd who was bored out of his skull. He slept most of the day and daydreamed the rest of it. Once in a while, he counted the sheep. The boy suspected…

Friday Fable: The Editor and the Annoying Writer

You may know the old fable, The Wolf and the Lamb: A thirsty lamb approached a creek where a wolf was drinking upstream. “Hello,” the lamb said happily. The wolf took one look at the lamb and licked his lips. “How dare you muddy the water…

Friday Fable: One Good Turn Deserves Another

You may have heard of the old fable, “The Ant and the Dove”: An ant stopped at a fountain one morning to quench his thirst, but he slipped into the water and began to drown. A passing dove, seeing the ant’s plight, snapped a…

Fogotten Fable

Yet another Friday passed without a fable from me. I had the best intentions. But the full version of Minecraft was released on Friday and my 9-year-old barricaded himself in the office for the weekend. Ealier this month, that same child came down with…

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