The story of King David is one of the great stories of history. This retelling is from the viewpoint of Prince Jonathan, the son of King Saul. It examines the relationship of Jonathan and his father, asking how to obey the 5th commandment when one’s father is not very honorable. I worked on this idea for decades, never getting the format to flow. The story began to work around 2010, taking the form you find here. I do hope you enjoy it.
This is a parable about talking animals and self-reliance. It is a sad tale, but it needs to be told. Neither the original Chicken Little nor the original Henny Penny had happy endings. Not all parables have happy endings. But we can learn from them. Plus, it’s not actually true, it’s just a story, a parable.
A red car. A teenager. An old man.
Not a formula for a pleasant Sunday drive in the country…
This “poem” might be best read out loud with a sense of urgency.
(Parkour is a sport that uses the urban environment as an obstacle course.)
This is a different take on The Three Little Pigs. They’re plumbers. The wolf is a banker. I do hope you enjoy this tale. I had a lot of fun writing it.
Aidan took a deep breath and stepped into the stone circle. His grandparents had told him about stone circles. It was his Aunt Bridget who had told him about this one…/…he started to stand up. But he could not. His legs seemed to be asleep. They were not tingling. They did not feel funny. He just could not move them.