Category Archives: myth

new fable manifesto

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. However… …I never posted the “very brief introduction” used for … 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 preferred to fight a fly

A man sitting on his front porch steps kept swatting at a fly with a rolled-up newspaper. He missed again and again and again and again. Finally, a pest exterminator, parked at the house next door, offer to help. “No, … 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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fable of the poor man who raised the sun

The rising of the sun depended upon the pharaoh. Or so the people believed… …because every morning just before dawn, Pharaoh went to the riverbank…opened his arms to the horizon…recited a prayer to summon the sun… …and—lo and behold!—the sun … Continue reading

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fable of the not-so-bright sun

You’ve probably already heard about the contest between the sun and the wind… How they both tried to get the jacket off a poor man walking along a country road. You probably know the wind lost by trying to blow … Continue reading

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