The Rat and the DollSome time ago there lived a Rat of fine whiskers and a finer tail who stumbled across a small porcelain Doll in a farmer's rubbish heap. Entranced by the Doll's beauty, he carried her home with him and, to the amusement of his fellow rats, instated her as his wife. Finding that she was of little assistance in his daily rambles for food, the Rat placed her upon a slight ledge of the barn in which he lived and brought her an offering of sustenance each day, as well as flowers and other pretty objects with which to enhance her loveliness.The Rat and the Doll3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
One day the Rat returned from his foraging to find the other rats throwing pebbles at his Doll. "Stop!" he
The Crane WifeThe Crane Wife3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
The Crane Wife
Does that bird
think of bygone times
as it flies singing...
- Princess Nukada
There on the poor man's doorstep,
an arrow biting into my wing,
I flew into the arms of decision
Truth and FalsehoodOne day, Truth and Falsehood met at an inn, both weary from their travels. "My old friend!" cried Truth, "Come, allow me to buy you a drink." So they drank and exchanged stories of their travels. As they talked, Envy walked into the inn. Upon seeing Truth and Falsehood, Envy grew jealous of their friendship. Envy decided to find a way to make them hate each other. Now, it so happened that Greed was staying at the same inn. Envy met with Greed to form a plan. "Look at those two," Envy hissed. "They can't be friends, they never agree on anything!" Greed was only half listening. Envy knew this, but was ready for it. "Of course," Envy said softlyTruth and Falsehood3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
The Black FoxThe Black Fox3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
Once upon a time, in a forest where three streams merged into a small, fast-flowing river, the locals say a shadow took life in the form of a black fox.
So shiny and thick and smooth was the coat of this black fox, it was said that hunters who caught sight of her were driven mad with the desire to own her pelt.
The best hunters for miles around chased after this elusive prey, but none succeeded. Indeed, many of them chased after the fox, deep into the darkness beneath the ancient pines, and never returned. Some believe they came across misfortune. Some believe they were taken by the fox into the fairy realm. Some have even more sinister the
The Worm and the Epiphany"The Worm and the Epiphany"The Worm and the Epiphany3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
Alas, the worm was blind. Making its way through fertile earth, never meeting a soul, not even its own. Not knowing kith or kin, it didn't seem to bother him as, day by day, he burrowed his tedious way through mulch and mire; heeding not the dark or the cold. Not needing to ask the question that never would tire because it never grew old. He was not simply "you" -- he was "it" who did not exist.
So on and on, as often goes with a worm, it continued the clandestine tryst to turn the soil. It was what he had learned, or was born having known. Was he
The Teacher's SuccessorOnce, at a certain time, in a village with no name there was a teacher. As he aged he knew he would need a successor to take his place when he died. He decided that his smartest student would be his successor. Of all his students, three young boys were the smartest.The Teacher's Successor3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
One day, the teacher brought the three boys up a hill that over looked the village. On the hill were three grand, majestic trees that stood at the same height.
He assigned each boy a tree, then said, "Get rid of your trees and you must tell me who did it the right way."
The first boy ran home and brought back an axe. After a few swings the tree was cut down. "I am right bec
Fable: Lion and HyenasA lion had a deep hatred of hyenas, and he would roam the savannah and ruthlessly hunt down and slaughter any that he saw. For a while, the hyenas feared him, until one brave individual rallied them all together and proclaimed that they should fight back.Fable: Lion and Hyenas3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
The next time the lion began to maul one of the hapless animals, the others emerged from the long grass and tore at the lion's flanks. He tried to defend himself, but there were so many hyenas harrying him from all sides that he was at last forced to retreat. Covered in bites and scratches, he wandered through the plains shouting, "Help me! Those hyenas have always had it in for me!"
No Country for Old CrittersBein' an owl, I reckon I see most things that other woodland folk are just too blind to see. Can't see the forest for the trees, an' all that. Mostly simple stuff, nothin' worth writin' a book about. But I seen a couple things, mind, as could make a creature ponder its rightful place in the world. I seen a rabbit once't, possessed by the devil (or an adrenal excess) who done broke the nose offen the fox what was chasin' 'im. True, it's an unusual twist to see sich a thing happen, but that weren't nothin' compared to how that same rabbit feller got his nose broke by a female what he done decided to make friendly with. Glories of nature, springNo Country for Old Critters3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
The Flame and the MatchThe Flame and the MatchThe Flame and the Match3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
Soft as light, but as searing and torturous as love can be, the still yellow flame stumbled quietly upon her wick.
And taking note, a small matchstick leapt from his box, with no particular understanding as to why. Instead he only felt the warmth and the beauty of the small creature, of some long-sought potential that had welled up inside him, so brilliant piece of himself he had never felt before.
"Love, my dearest, we've never met," said the match, "but I must say, you are nothing if you are not gorgeous."
And the timid flame blushed, and crawled lower upon her small pedestal. "Thank you. Oh, thank you! I've want
The Peacock and the FoxThe Peacock and the Fox3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
The Peacock was one day striding along very proud of his beautiful feathers. As he went by all the animals, they bowed down to him. And so went with all the animals, except one. As the Peacock passed by the Fox, he noticed the Fox did not bow down to him. The Peacock cleared his throat: "aham!"
The Fox, who although was not better looking than the Peacock, was very smart pretended not to hear anything.
"Perhaps you haven't seen me" said the Peacock.
"Actually I have" replied the Fox.
"Well, as I pass, everyone bows down to me."
"Really? I didn't know."
"Well then, what are you waiting for?"
"There's just a small problem, I don't know h
The Rabbit and the CloverThere was a little rabbit who had perfectly curved ears and the fluffiest, whitest scut his colony had ever seen. The elder favoured him, because someone with so beautiful attire could only have a beautiful soul, and the young adored him and wanted to win his benevolence.The Rabbit and the Clover3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
One day, a female came to him and said:
"I found the last clover growing before the winter, just there, and I want to give it to you, because you are both equally beautiful."
The little rabbit followed her to the place she had indicated, and indeed there was the last clover, and it smelled delicious.
"Thank you," he said and nuzzled the female, who ran away then.
The Fox's Dinner A hungry young fox once chased after a plump rabbit, intending to catch his dinner. However, just before the fox could capture his prey, the rabbit disappeared into its warren.The Fox's Dinner3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
Being young, the fox was unsure of how he might force the rabbit out of hiding, and decided to seek advice. He ran to his mother's den, explained his trouble and listened carefully to her instructions. To be doubly sure, he also visited his grandmother and asked for her opinion. Still worried that he did not know enough, he further enquired of his uncle. Then he lay down and carefully thought through what he had been told.
The Spider And The FlyOne day, a fly got caught in a spider's web. As the spider came down to wrap its prey in web, the fly did some quick thinking.The Spider And The Fly3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
"What a beautiful web you have made" commented the fly. "The design is simply breathtaking".
"Thank you" replied the spider, rather flattered. But she began to start spinning anyway.
"Your eyes!" cried the fly. "You have the most beautiful eyes of any creature I have ever seen. So red and shiny-"
The spider smiled, but did not stop in her spinning.
"You are so beautiful, you are fit to be queen" said the fly, now rather panicky.
"In fact," he continued, "my great-great-great grandmother has the most beautiful cr
The Pigeon and the PheasantsThe Pigeon and the Pheasants3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
The Pigeon and the Pheasants
Once there was a pigeon who wandered around a pheasant coop, looking for bits to eat. It noticed that every everyday the farmer would feed the birds and shoo him away. One day the pigeon thought, I'll pretend to be a pheasant and get as plump as them too! He found some old feathers, put them on, snuck into the coop and feasted heartily. A month later the farmer came out to collect some birds for dinner and selected the pigeon as well.
Don't envy a person for what you THINK they have.
The Mocking-birdOnce there was a mocking-bird who regularly visited the property of an elderly woman who loved to feed the local birds. Birds of every kind would flock to the woman's garden, and she would put out all the different treats that the various species enjoyed. The mocking-bird delighted in the company and the good food. He liked to tease the other birds by mimicking their voices and making fun of the way they squawked and chirped. "Please stop!" They begged him, but he would answer: "You have no sense of humour!" Gradually fewer and fewer of the birds would come to the woman'sThe Mocking-bird3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
The Widow and Dame FortuneA young widow, having just left her husbands grave, was overcome by grief as she walked and thus became lost in a forest nearby. Alone with her thoughts she grew angry at the death Fortune had given her husband so early on in life and cried out, ''Must thou be so cruel as to take innocent lives as easily as plucking a daisy from the earth?''. Upon her shout, Dame Fortune appeared to speak with the lady.The Widow and Dame Fortune3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
''If you believe me to be cruel then how must you feel about yourself?'', and vanished as suddenly as she came, leaving behind her a beautiful, black daisy. The widow looked with wonder upon the daisy and was so enchanted by it's b
The Farmer and the FlowersA farmer was courting a girl who lived in the city. She was beautiful, but very stupid. The beautiful girl from town told the farmer, "If you truly love me, you will shower me with beautiful things." So the farmer decided to plant flowers instead of crops, for that would impress his love. His brothers warned him, "If you do not plant vegetables, then you shall have none for when winter comes." He ignored their advice. When it came time to harvest, he presented the beautiful girl with his bounty of flowers. She was impressed, but the flowers soon wilted, and she moved on to other suitors. Meanwhile, the farmer was left without foodThe Farmer and the Flowers3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
Centipede and CaterpillarA centipede and a caterpillar were one day traversing along a path when the centipede stopped for his companion. "Look at you." Centipede said. "Your tiny legs are few while my many legs are longer, and can carry me great distances. Were it not for your bulk, I would carry you and we could arrive out our destination sooner. It is a shame that you shall never be able to match me." Caterpillar heard this and began to climb up the nearest plant, and called down, "Go on ahead. In a few weeks' time, I will see you at our destination." Centipede merely shook his head and continued on his way. Not too long after, Centipede heard Caterpillar's voiceCentipede and Caterpillar3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
SheepMany years ago, a young man and a woman bought a large block of land to build a house so they had somewhere to raise their young daughter. Over the course of about 12 months, they had built a house, settled into it, grown a garden, and decided that it would be a good idea to start a farm. They built paddocks and bought supplies and made many alterations to their everyday lives to fit everything in. Eventually they bought some animals to turn their large country property into a farm. To start off they bought four chickens, three sheep and a young dog for their young daughter. The naive little girl called her Daisy.Sheep3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
Daisy was prioritised by
The Arrogant FoxThere once was a young fox, part of an infamous family within its woods. They were merciless, always going after the helpless animals around them. The young red fox thought greatly of itself. One day the young red fox saw a hunter walking within the woods. "Fight me hunter. I'll kill you and bring you back to my family." The young fox said to the tall man. The man chuckled, "Or perhaps I will take you to MY family." He threw a net over the young fox with ease and slung him over his back. The young fox started to panic. "Help me family!" it cried, but the other red foxes, who saw this happen just ran away, too concerned with their oThe Arrogant Fox3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
Why is...Why is the pig mad at the dog, the dog at the cat, the cat at the mouse?Why is...3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
Once upon a time the pig got a letter. He was very careful with it and took it everywhere with him. But once he had to go somewhere where he couldn't bring the letter. What should he do with it? Where could he put it? After thinking about it he came to the only solution, he entrusted the letter to the dog. The dog guarded the letter with care for a long time, but once he had work to do and he couldn't bring the letter with him. What to do with the letter? He had only one friend so he entrusted the letter to the cat. The cat took care of it for a while but then he got bo
The Owl, Rabbits and DirtThere was an owl who lived in a tree, and he cared deeply for the earth below him. One day, the owl saw a pair of rabbits hopping towards his tree, and he decided that he would greet them later in favor of his sleep. When he awoke, he discovered that he could not see the earth below him, for a giant cloud of dirt had risen where he would gaze. He screeched in shock and quickly flew to the ground to see if he could find the cause of this. When he landed, he saw the two rabbits from the previous day cowering underneath an exposed root. He looked at the land which had been gouged with scratch marks and upturned soil. "Why have you done this?" HeThe Owl, Rabbits and Dirt3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
vivian and valenevivian and valene3 years ago in Fable Me This More Like This
seperated age 3
twins forever will always be
lost eachother till age 13
played together for centuries
till one friday 13th
one fell in a well
the other ran for help
no one found
girl in the well cracked her skull
blood pouring out she died
the other tricked into killing her self
told she would she her dear sister again
vivian and valene