I had my students write these fables for our creative projects. They spent three weeks on it. The point was that the fables should have a moral of modern street-smarts at the end of it.
Here’s is what one of my male students came up with:
Your Parents Are Not Always Right
“About 20 years ago there was this guy named Joe. He was an exceptionally good looking guy, good at sports and highly intelligent. One bad thing about him was he was not good with the ladies. He tried everything to find a way to talk to this girl he had a crush on since pre-school but nothing worked. So he asked his mom for advice and she said bump into the girl and try to get her to talk to you. So the next day he did and instead of her responding positively like he hoped she would, she punched him in the neck. This goes to show you that parents are not always right.”
Humphry and Elroy
Once upon a time there were two brothers Humprhy and Elroy. Humphry was a very mean little brother he always borrowed money from Elroy without paying back and he would also play tricks on poor Elroy. One day Humphry got into some trouble. Him and his friends were tricking people in the court yard of the castle out of there money with card tricks and the king was riding by and saw what he was doing. So they were about to cut Humphry head off in the guilateen when Elroy screamed noooooooo and told the king that he would give anything if he let his brother go the king.So the king smiled an said anything and Elroy said yes. So the King said your farm or nothing. Elroy said but my farm is all I have the king said the farm or noothiing ,so Elroy gave up his farm. Humphry was set free and when they got home Humphry tried to tell Elroy thank you but Elroy just sighed and told Humphry just don’t talk to me and Humphry said “well f#%& you too then” and walked outside. As soon as he walked outside he was ran over by a horse drawn cairrage.