None of the eight stories from the Aesop Fables that I’ve read yesterday resolve in a happy ending. They are the truth of the cruel world and.. cannibalism that if you only rely on them throughout your childhood, you will end up being a pessimist.
At 32, it was hard for me to finish a novel. So, I attempted short stories – which ended up in dust too. More concise than those are the 100-word Aesop Fables. I’m not forcing myself to read the things that I naturally couldn’t enjoy, but I really need to learn the art of storytelling.
Aesop Fables are deep, dark, and gruesome.
It’s exciting to know that the collection is credited to a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 to 564 BCE.
Knowing about that somehow has challenged me.
The way an oppressed person came out with creative and prolific stories ideas, so refreshing to be passed on from generations after generations, versus the free man that I am in the digital world where words are easily spread like the worst pandemic.