The Raven And The Writing Desk

Avatar Author: thelostgirl I'm a writer from Northern Ireland who enjoys the works of Neil Gaiman, Diana Wynne Jones, Erin Morgenstern and Laini Taylor. I love to listen to Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers and Of Monsters & Men while I write. Read Bio

The Raven and the Writing Desk, covered in little ink blots from years of use, were the very best of friends. They never quarrelled and where one went the other gladly followed. All those who met the pair marvelled at their unusual friendship.

“I wonder why the Raven likes the Writing Desk?” or vice versa, was a popular question, puzzled over by many.

One day the pair were passing through a forest when they met a woodsman and his son. The little boy pointed at them and laughed to see such a strange partnership. The Raven, quite upset by this said:

“And why should we not like one another?”

“Because you’re so different,” said the little boy.

“But I am black with ink and the Raven is also black,” said the Writing Desk. “And we both produce notes. Not to mention that we both love peanut butter!”

The little boy considered this and decided that perhaps they were more like one another than he had first thought.

And that is why a Raven is like a Writing Desk.


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  1. Avatar thelostgirl

    That’s my answer and I’m sticking to it :)

  2. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    Oh I can’t tell you how long I’ve been awaiting your return lostgirl, Ficly isn’t the same without your storytelling prowess!

    This is almost like a fairy tale, written with a real child-like innocence that endears the Raven and the Writing Desk to the the reader. Personifying them was an act of nonsensical genius in itself!

    Good work and thanks for entering – MH :)

  3. Avatar The Third Robot

    I am immensely pleased with this answer, and if anyone ever asks the question again I now know the correct response.

  4. Avatar H.S. Wift

    Don’t that make her the found girl, Ed?

    No, TR, mine is the correct response. It’s obvious, a Raven is like a Writing Desk because neither is made from aluminium!

    Still a great story, though. I enjoyed it.

  5. Avatar Mr.Gabriel

    Ha, awesome.

  6. Avatar thelostgirl

    It’s nice to be back MH :)

  7. Avatar stargazer1960

    I really liked your tale.

  8. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    welcome home! This was very well done.

  9. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    NOTES! duh. well i can sleep now.

  10. Avatar Scurvy Swab

    I would love to share this with every Carroll fan. :D

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