Tiny Tales

When fairytales and fables are condensed to political quips and lessons. Had to reblog!

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By Anna Kander

“Mom, tell a fairytale! Can you do it in six words?”

“Hmm—”

“Alice in Wonderland?”

“Well, it’s 2017 … The Mad Hatter gets himself elected.”

“You made it political!”

“I teach politics.”

“Aesop’s fable about hard work?”

“Grasshopper ran. Ant voted for him.”

“Come on. Try The Boy Who Cried Wolf.”

“‘Failing’ boy spreads fake news. Sad.”

“Mom!”

“Boy Who Cried Wolf: nobody tells that story anymore.”

“MOM!”

“Jack and the Beanstalk: Beanstalk? We’ve giants to kill—here.”

“I can’t even—”

“One more, sweet daughter: Kissed frogs. Lived joyfully. Beautiful tadpoles.”

“What do you call it?”

“Happily ever after.”

     
Anna Kander is a writer in the Midwest. Her tiny stories have appeared in Nanoism, tweetpulp, Story Seed Vault, TweetLit, and 121 Words.

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  1. #1 by Michael on September 25, 2017 - 11:44 pm

    that’s fantastic!

    • #2 by lupa08 on September 26, 2017 - 1:59 am

      Absolutely! Thanks for dropping by 😊

  2. #3 by Kurian on September 26, 2017 - 7:45 am

    Thank you Lupa
    Happy to read. In fact missed seeing you for a while 🌹

    • #4 by lupa08 on September 26, 2017 - 7:00 pm

      Thank you, Kurian, for reading. I post twice weekly accept on AuthorToolboxBlogHop week, when I post only for the blog hop.

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