Category Archives: folktale

fable of the two neighbors & the white-haired stranger

What’d begun as a friendly chat across the fence between two neighbors… …suddenly became an argument that summer afternoon. One believed in the Book of Genesis…in the story of Adam and Eve… …whereas the other accepted the theory of evolution. … Continue reading

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fable of the moth & the firefly

One sweet summer evening… …a firefly spotted a moth banging his head against the bulb of a street lamp. “My friend, seek the light within!” the luminous insect yelled to the stranger. Distracted from his pursuit for the moment, the … Continue reading

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fable of the extraordinary customer service person

This story exposes the truth of a woman… …who handled the customer service desk at a bank. Because this woman possessed extraordinary patience and diplomacy, she made that difficult job seem relatively easy. As a result, most took her for … Continue reading

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the fable of the exceptional traveler

A man once needed a hat… …and knew he could find the best in his own country— —because his country made such exceptional hats.  A country of such exceptional hats must indeed be exceptional! But he also needed a shirt. … Continue reading

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fable of the race between the workhorse and the speed horse

So why did the slow workhorse want to race the speed horse? Well, having heard the story of the tortoise and the hare, she had hope. As for the speed horse… She agreed to the contest because she wanted people … Continue reading

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fable of the hero’s return

author’s note: To be clear: the returning hero could just as well have been a heroine.  FABLE OF THE HERO’S RETURN (aka SHARING THE PRICE OF FIRE) I laid myself down on the mountain top until the thunder god finally … Continue reading

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the fable of the beautiful crow

Many or most know how the fox tricked the crow: Fox said a beautiful bird such as Crow must have a beautiful voice. He wanted to hear that voice!  He must hear that voice! Finally, Crow succumbed to Fox’s flattery. … Continue reading

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