Category Archives: Short Story

What is a fable?

A fable is a special kind of short story made up to teach a lesson.  Fables are often about animals who can talk and act like people. The lesson to be learned is usually made clear in the end by what one of the animals wisely says. Many fables are many hundreds of years old. Among …

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Who was Aesop?

According to legend, Aesop was a Greek author of fables in which animals acted like people.  Each story taught a lesson. Perhaps you know the stories about the goose that laid the golden egg, the lion and the mouse, or the tortoise and the hare. According to legend, these and many other well-loved fables were …

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