All That Bull Crap

by , under Fiction Prompts, Flash Fiction, Mondays Finish the Story


“What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”

“What a crock.” I kicked the side of the treehouse. “It doesn’t even make sense.”

Teddy tossed the book into the corner. “It’s full of that stuff. Maxims and shit. My aunt gave it to me when I was little.”

“What are maxims?”

He shrugged. “Rules for living, maybe. Like Aesop’s Fables. The Fox and the Grapes and all .”

“Man, imagine having to read that bull crap instead of, I don’t know, Watchmen or something.”

“Dude, I know! I hate preachy stuff. Especially when comics do it.”  He pointed at the book, face down in the corner. It looked old and broken, lying there. “Preachy stuff is all there is in that thing.”

I picked the book up, opened it. A cartoon cricket on the facing page was saying “Proverbs, proverbs, they’re so true. Proverbs tell us what to do.”


Mondays Finish the Story. 150 Words



  1. draliman

    I’m sure when they get older they’ll understand the relevance of the tales in that little book! Nice story.

  2. loricarlson66

    great story! I thought it was all crap when i was a kid too.. now I see the wisdom in it… looking forward to more of your words!


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