Prepared by: Florence Cardinal
Posted on: Sun, 16 Sep 2001
We've all heard the old sayings, like the
ones from Aesop's fables,
maybe from the Bible. Things like "Slow and Steady Wins the Race" or
"Do Unto Others as You would Have Them Do Unto You." Most of these are
based on a story or a parable that illustrates the saying.
For this week's exercise, take one of your
favorite sayings and, in
to 500 words, write your own story to illustrate the point. End with
the saying so we know what you were trying to show us.
If you want examples of more of these
sayings, you'll find a lot of
Aesop's fables here: http://www.pacificnet.net/~johnr/aesop/
Florence Cardinal's wrap-up
Posted on: Sun, 23 Sep 2001
This has been a busy week - a great week,
with so many subs and
Great subs, by the way. Most of you chose well-known sayings - A stitch
time saves nine, Look before you leap, Don't air your dirty linen, etc.
I was pleased to see some lesser known ones as well - even one from the
people and a Chinese saying I had never heard.
I think this exercise goes to illustrate
two things - First, stories
everywhere. Almost any sentence, whether it's an old saying, a quote
your favorite book, or just something you hear on the street - can
Second - Every story carries a moral, a
theme, a premise. In some
this moral is very obvious, as in most of the stories you submitted
week. In other stories, it's less obvious, but it's there.
All in all, a good week and a great body
of work from everyone. Well
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