Stories, Essays, Poems, all pointing to JOY
Category: <span>Talking Animal Tales</span>

Henney Penney & Chicken Little

While writing both the Goldilocks and The Three Pigs stories I wondered about how the world changed from talking animals to the situation we have today. This was, originally, just a story about how the animals lost their ability to talk to humans. That, it seems, evolved into what some may consider a parable. Neither the original Henney Penney nor the original Chicken Little have happy endings. This story, likewise, does not have a happy ending. Still, I thought it to be worthwhile.
(About 3860 words– +/- 20 minutes read time.)


This is the first Talking Animal story. It’s fun to visit old favorite stories and revise them. Shakespeare did it. Walt Disney did it. I had a lot of fun doing it. I hope you enjoy my version.
(About 6000 words/ +/- 30 minutes to read.)