Category Archives: folktale

Icarus & Daedalus, revisited

We know the story of Icarus well… We know how the boy flew too close to the sun… …which caused the wax on his wings to melt… …which caused the feathers to drop off… …rendering his wings useless. And so, … Continue reading

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fable of the mouse who lived as a rat

A poor street mouse, desperately looking for a home in the cold rain… …found the backstage door to a theater open.  There, under the facade of a house front propped against the wall, a mother rat nursed her litter.  The … Continue reading

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the fable of Bill & Edna’s ark

We know about Noah’s ark, but not about Bill and Edna’s… …though their boat was just as big as his. Like Noah, Bill and his wife listened when God spoke and obeyed his command. After studying the fundamentals of shipbuilding, … Continue reading

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fable of the man who saw the golden goddess

When he saw the shampoo commercial, the lonely man surprised himself by saying this odd thought aloud: “I want to run through the garden with the woman of golden hair.” Perhaps you know that commercial: A dancer, wearing only a … Continue reading

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fable of the bumpkin who walked down the road

One afternoon, as the young bumpkin worked his small bean field… …he spied, in the distance, an old man slumped with fatigue beside the road. Being kind by nature and upbringing, he filled a pitcher from the well bucket and … Continue reading

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the fable of the boy who danced on New Year’s Eve

The boy was good that Christmas—and not just because he wanted a present from Santa… No, being good actually felt good to him… …but only for so long.  After Christmas day, he began to sensed another feeling building within… This … Continue reading

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the un-thief: a Christmas story

After the thief was victimized by another thief… …he finally realized the pain he’d brought to so many in this world. He then declared… “From this moment on, I will be The Un-Thief!” As The Un-Thief, he returned to all … Continue reading

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