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53 Moments With Fables

Short stories (or fables) on love, life and laughter, written by P Bradbury. They last forever because you are in them. Because we endure in each other.

Opinions are like bum holes – everyone has one and few are interested in yours.

Facts are like farts – here and gone. The world was flat, asbestos and fluoride were good for us and vaccinations were safe. None are true any more.

Short stories (or fables) are always true
Short stories and fables, though, stick to our hearts, pass through our generations and hold their integrity, hold their mystery. The most ancient fables are still true today, guiding our lives, tickling our funny bones and uplifting our souls. They fascinate, invigorate and calm our troubled minds, bringing peace and amusement in a ragged and unkind world. Stories are the comforters we carry in our hearts and minds and our own particular stories are the way we initiate and create friendships and relationships.

The short stories (or fables) in this book
These fables from Philip J Bradbury tell of golden belly buttons, dastardly dashing panda bears, the far flung pan, the smoking bum, Asharif, three scrawny minutes, the little shadow, Miss Conception, the grandmother, the gnus, Jimmy the Walrus, lessons from washing machines, pink monkeys, silence, mountain tops, sunsets and trees … and 36 other lusciously, lingering legends. Some are true and the rest could nearly be … well, no, some are not but we’d love them to be.

Because we live in every story ever told, stories, fables, proverbs and legends outlast us all and are, therefore, told down the centuries . They parade our best and worst, silliest and most sublime. The endurance of stories is the unity of humans. We’re all strangely, uniquely alike and we see ourselves and others as we share round the fireside, in schools, churches and pubs and in our quiet, solo moments.

My offering
These stories, my friend, are my offering and may they provide balance, smiles, tears and insight when no other exist for you.

Savour and enjoy!

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