Archive for the Animal Fables category

Animal Fables: Whale

Once upon a time, there lived an over­weight whale called Phyl­lis. Of course, nobody told Phyl­lis that she was over­weight. She was already large — what with being a whale and everything — and she had rather a short tem­per too, par­tic­u­larly when she was peck­ish. The last thing you want to do to an […]

Animal Fables: Squirrel

Once upon a time, there lived a squir­rel called Cyn­thia. Cyn­thia was the most gen­er­ous squir­rel you could ever wish to meet. Indeed, she was gen­er­ous to a fault, and in her case it was a very big fault. Like any squir­rel, most of her day was spent scur­ry­ing around the forest for­aging for nuts. […]

Animal Fables: Robin

Once upon a time, there lived a pug­na­cious robin called Regin­ald. Why was Regin­ald pug­na­cious? Well, because it was in his genes, in his upbring­ing. It was how male robins were sup­posed to be. That’s why, in the weeks approach­ing Christ­mas, Regin­ald simply hated being fawned over by passing humans clad in long winter coats, […]