Last updated on 2013-10-22
About the Book
For many years, I've insisted that I don't care much for short stories–and that's why I don't write them.
Well, all these years, I've apparently been fooling myself. Not only do I like (some) short stories, I adore them. Not only that, but I write them.
How could I have been so wrong? When preparing this collection, I just realized that *fables are short stories*–and I've always loved fables.
Looking back over my reading experiences, I think I see now why I love fables so much: They have a moral, a point–a reason for existing and taking up my time.
In other words, fables are short stories containing lessons. Other short (or long) stories may or may not contain lessons. Those that do contain lessons–and teach them well–those are the stories I like best.
I am not saying I don't like stories that don't contain lessons, stories that merely entertain. I like being entertained. But if I'm reading for entertainment, I don't want the entertainment to be over in a minute or two. No, I want hundreds of pages of entertainment, so I like many novels–but only if they're at least 400 pages long. The longer the better.
Anyway, I now confess that I do indeed like (some) short stories–so much so that I've actually written many of them. And most of them are fables, the stories I love. In case you don't believe me, I've produced this book, with more than a dozen fables from my collection. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing them.
(This is my second book of fables. If you want both, I have a deal for you: Looks for the money-saving bundle of both books on Leanpub.com .)
- Jerry Weinberg, Corrales, New Mexico
- A Rose and a Rose
- Frieda’s First Theorem
- The Butterfly and the Buttercup
- The Eager Beaver and the Clever Cleaver
- The Ear of Corn and the Ear of Kine
- The Little Boy Who Was Told The Story Of The Little Boy Who Cried “Wolf”
- The Mouse and The Iron
- The Three Ostriches
- The Tortoise and the Hair
- The Village Idiot
- The Viscount and the Vicar
- The Water Moccasin and the Waterproof Moccasin
- The Wren and the Rutabagaâ€”I
- The Wren and the Rutabaga—II
- The Wren and the Rutabagaâ€”III
- Yankee Doodle
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