Stories tagged fable

A Perfect Romance

3636 views44 comments11 fav

Once was girl without hind-fore-mid-up-down-side-ways-brain, just crows inside head: oy such an ache. Met boy with only worms inside head: oy such a tickle. So crows flew out of girl's head into …

Taunting the Tiger

10891089 views00 comments00 favs

I was headed back inside my den since these creeps just wouldn’t stop and thought they were the most hilarious creatures on the face of the earth, and I was afraid, to be honest, that one of their missiles might hit me in the eye. That’s when I n

The Billygoat: A Beast Fable

13271327 views11 comment11 fav

“I will become a respected novelist!” proclaimed Billy.

The Mouse and the Cat: A Beast Fable

15921592 views00 comments00 favs

Pussy’s eyes narrowed, her dark, luxurious fur quivering on her back. “How can you say such a thing! It’s not true.”

The Eagle and Her Chicks

11981198 views11 comment00 favs

On the day they were born, the old mother eagle named her chicks Faith, Hope, and Charity.

The Monkeys and the Gun

12151215 views22 comments11 fav

The young male sat off by himself and nursed his wounds and a grudge.

The Lonely Snake

18501850 views22 comments22 favs

A solitary snake, his belly full, stretched out in the sun. His uncoiling swept sand and small rocks to the left and right. Ah, he thought, I have the power to move mountains from my path. See how the lowly earth makes way for my comfort.

The Master of Sleep

12251225 views22 comments00 favs

The Master of Sleep had lived alone for many years, so when his daughters first moved into his house he welcomed them, seemingly glad for their company...

What He Didn't Tell the New Kitty

13061306 views00 comments00 favs

“What the hell kind of name is Angel? Who were you with before, some little girl?”

Courtly Love, a tail

10291029 views11 comment00 favs

They're bound to wonder what sort of offspring we'll hatch. We've done the tests, we are cross-fertile.


213213 views88 comments22 favs

But the rats that stood before me now were lean and squint-eyed, looking sideways at me and sizing me up in terms of shank, brisket, flank, tip, and sirloin.

The Head of the Hydra Flower

55 views00 comments00 favs

A fable.

Fable Of The Alicanto

13631363 views44 comments33 favs

There is nothing so obscure it is not enhanced by talking, nothing so dull it cannot be coaxed into brilliance, nothing so deep it cannot be dug from an abyss and brought to the surface in paroxysms of red.

Carlos The Impossible (Part 1)

13911391 views22 comments11 fav

And so the deal was struck. It was arranged that the empresario for the Plaza Mexico would buy the giant bull from Button for Hernando to fight. Come the Fiesta de la Fuerza Irresistible, the Great One would meet the bull that was born of a thunderclap at

Carlos The Impossible (Part 2)

13801380 views00 comments00 favs

La revancha! The rematch between the great matador and the impossible bull was set for La Fiesta de la Objeto Inamovible. Red-lettered posters announced the event on shuttered tiendas and busy bus stops and papered-over graffiti on the city’s walls for al