Lost Cause >> A true, telling short story about a young girl and a wonder pill
The Tale of Melanie Reid >> By Melanie Reid "That folk may view what admonishing changes befell other folk and may therefrom take warning." These words, extracted from 'The Tales of A Thousand Nights and A Night,' could not be more true for the two real life stories above.
NDD >> Another short autobiographic tale by Melanie Reid
The Forces Above >> A shorter than short true World War II story (less than 1 page) by Brigitte Franssen
A Nasty Rumour >> A short Indian tale taken from the Kathasaritsagara (The-Ocean-of-Streams-of-Stories) of Somadeva about the power of gossip Plus a little food for further thought and a short true tale to round it off.
Mousey the Merchant >> A picture without walls A short, millennia old Indian Tale from the Kathasaritsagara (The-Ocean-of-Streams-of-Stories) of Somadeva
The Earthquake >> A short, old Indian Tale reminding us of a widely ignored aspect of the human psyche
"Where are you rushing to?" said he Tree to the River, "you are always in such a hurry."
"I have many stories, really important stories Tree. I have got to get them to the sea as quickly as possible."
"And is the wind going to help you?" said the Tree.
"Sometimes," said the River, "but the wind can be friend and foe, it is I alone am the storyteller."
(A Tale from Ireland)