If Truth Had Wings: Fifteen Fables for Adults
The back cover says of these fifteen stories: Each fable has a source and a destination, to fly a successful course in life--whether it be from defeat to triumph, from despair to hope, or from here to Ever-after. Subtitles give the flight trajectory in each case. I read the first three stories. Monty and the Three Crows involves a fascinating engagement of the human and animal world in setting things right. It is subtitled Flying from condemnation to exoneration. Lucky's Escapades is about a daring and lucky pilot: Flying from contrary to kindred spirits. Casey's Last Swing engaged me. It is a golf story in which the author takes the place in a foursome of a discredited deceased person. He learns the truth along the course. The climax is that Casey, who had been discredited and will be exonerated, got the hole-in-one he had always hoped for on his last swing: Flying from ignominy to immortality. Fable is used here for a short story with an uplifting message.