The Boy Who Wrote a Fable
There once was a boy in a World Authors class. His teacher had a creative approach to the material, so the students were each assigned to write a fable.
"This will be a very fun assignment, and I am an excellent writer, so my fable is sure to be great, and I will get an A plus," said the boy. He started to open his English book to find the definition of a fable, but a clever idea struck him. "I know, my moral will be 'nothing lasts forever' and I will write about the life of a Twinkie," he said, "and I will surely get an A plus." He then set to work, describing in great detail his childhood obsession with Twinkies and their infinite life. His story grew from one page to two, and was not even double spaced. He filled the story with images of violent storms and giant trucks, and Twinkie-guts splattering everywhere. He worked well into the night, and long after his family