The cover above is for a book you do not need to buy.
You don’t need to buy that book because all forty fables can be found on this blog.
…I never posted the “very brief introduction” used for the book. Actually, it’s more than an introduction—it’s a manifesto! So I’ve decided to post it below:
At the age of nine, I discovered the clear sharp truth of Aesop’s fables.
I still enjoy those old stories as an adult…but life is bit more complicated now.
So I needed new fables. Like Aesop’s tales, these new fables are short and simple—and cut right to the truth. Simple stories to help us deal with a complex world!
The new fables say: there can be more than one possible outcome. They tell us: don’t assume anything. And don’t be too quick to judge—or don’t judge at all.
These simple stories advise: don’t give up on the foolish fox or crow or man or woman—there’s always the possibility for change.
These simple stories suggest: life is always a work-in-progress.
These stories declare: sometimes, what we believe to be real is more important than the actual reality.
So these simple stories aren’t as simple as they seem.
Yet they tell us: this complicated world is really not so complicated when you cut through all the bric-a-brac.
Bric-a-brac. These days, we’re bombarded with bric-a-brac. I hope Forty New Fables can provide you with a little relief.
© 2018, Michael R. Patton
Forty New Fables: ebook