Winter 2014 Ficlympics: Fable (Genre Event)
“Fable is a literary genre. A fable is a succinct fictional story, in prose or verse, that features animals, mythical creatures, plants, inanimate objects or forces of nature which are anthropomorphized (given human qualities such as verbal communication), and that illustrates or leads to an interpretation of a moral lesson (a “moral”), which may at the end be added explicitly in a pithy maxim."
Challenge: Write an original fable.
This challenge is one of three in the Genre event for the Winter 2014 Ficlympics. If you enter this challenge, consider entering the other two (Terza Rima and Eulogy) as well.