Category Archives: folktale

fable of the middle-aged werewolf

A man new in town warned the townspeople that he became a werewolf every full moon night… Of course, no one believed him.  But the man seemed quite concerned for their welfare.  So, to be polite, they followed his instructions … Continue reading

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fable of the weary traveler who found a man of wisdom

After walking a long time on a long road… …the traveler gazed across the dry, empty plain… …and saw a man of wisdom. The old master sat cross-legged under a barren tree in the gold of a morning sun. Desperate … Continue reading

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fable of the man who believed life was better

He believed his life had changed for the better… …because a new king had been crowned. Maybe so…but… …his faucet still dripped… …and his roof still needed mending… …and he still needed to exercise more and eat less starch… …and … Continue reading

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fable of the spider who spun his death

A mosquito, caught on a thread of a spider’s web… …pleaded with the hairy arachnid: “I’ll sing for you if you’ll spare my life.  You don’t even have to free me—just let me live.” This spider had never met a … Continue reading

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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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