Friday, February 26, 2010
Fiction Friday: Fables
A fable is a brief story which features animals, plants, inanimate objects or forces of nature, giving them human characteristics, generally including the power of speech, and ending in a moral or maxim.
We all know this, right? We grew up on Aesop and Uncle Remus, after all.
But can you write one?
Last Week's Winner:
For a moment, one could almost feel pity that it ended in such sorrow. They had been married for just a short time, when he realized it would be over for her soon.
He couldn’t save her this time. No more formal dinners, elegant parties, or expensive champagne. Their wealth was gone.
Almost like sweet Juliet, she swallowed poison to end her agony, and he wept madly when real death silenced her.
Without a flinch, he bravely took his own life immediately.
But, no one cried for this Romeo. For his lady was named Eva, and he, Adolph.
This Week's Challenge:
Write a fable in 100 words or less to illustrate:
1) What's going on with Healthcare Reform
2) The recent behavior of the big investment banks
3) Tiger Woods' story
4) Any other story you'd like to tell.