Candy bars with chocolate animal patterns on them. Like white and brown chocolate zebra-striped Kit Kat, or leopard-spotted Hershey's bars. Maybe sales of them go toward saving endangered species?
Author's Note: This one was inspired by the unexamined question: “Why did the wolf want to come in, in the first place?” As it turned out, I'm glad asked. Once upon a time, there were three little pigs that set out to build their own homes and seek their fortunes in the wide world. … Continue reading The Three Little Pigs: Reprise
Author's Note: This one I wrote in middle school. We must have been studying fables, and our assignment was to write a story that followed three rules: it had to be about animals, it had to be about the holidays, and it had to have a moral. I rankles me to this day that the … Continue reading A Christmas Fable
Autor's Note: This one is from my college days, written as an allegory on the senselessly destructive things we do to each other. With sweat-slicked fur and wildly searching, fear-widened eyes the possum slips on some unseen obstacle and slides headlong into a shallow gulch filled with loudly crackling leaves and popping twigs -- remnants … Continue reading Drive By