Fox's New CoatFox lived by a lake along with his neighbors Wolf and Alligator. One morning Fox was walking by the lake when he came across a wolf with a coat that was longer and thicker than any wolf he had seen before.Fox's New Coat3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Hello," said the wolf, "I have come to visit my brother. Can you tell me where he lives?"
"Of course," said Fox. "Wolf is my best friend. I will take you to him, but first you will have to wash up. You look like you have traveled a long way and Wolf's wife gets very cross at guests who bring dirt into her home."
At Fox's suggestion Wolf's brother went down to the lake to bathe. He removed his thick grey coat and draped it over a bush. It was too cold where Wolf's brother lived for Alligator, so he did not know to look out for him. He leapt into the lake and made a big splash. Alligator heard this and grabbed him. He carried Wolf's brother across the lake to the opposite shore to eat him.
When Fox heard the wolf scream he came out of hiding. He removed his own red coat and slipped on
Wolf's ChildrenWhen the Creative Spirit left the world he left Wolf with an emptiness he could not leave unfilled. Each animal spirit mourned the loss of the creator in his or her own way, but eventually all turned their thoughts to the joys life had to offer. All except for Wolf. The memory of his father's disappointment nipped at his heels, driving the feet of his soul to pace relentlessly with worry.Wolf's Children2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He had been selfish. He had been cruel. It was a wonder the other animal spirits could stand to have him in their presence. He felt, though part of him insisted it could not be true, that the ugliness he brought into the world was responsible for driving their father away. The aching feet of his soul prowled the deepest tracks of his mind for answers that would let them rest.
The fondest memory Wolf had of the creator was his reaction to the new coats he made for the animals he looked after. His father merely had to say, "Show me a wolf," and he could lead him to something new and beautiful. No longer