General Fiction posted December 23, 2017


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Let you who are without sin

Cast the first Stone!

by Bar62

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Once upon a time, in a space in time not so very different from ours; there lived a very old Barn Owl. This Owl had lived in the rafters of this old barn for so long he could barely remember the first inhabitants of the farm that this barn stood on.
 
The Owl does remember the young children that used to play in the barn. Yes, he remembers them well. There was a little girl, and her name was Penny; a sweet likable girl who would sit on a bale of hay and play with her little dolls for hours. The Owl was curious and would fly from rafter to rafter, in order to get a better look. One day Penny saw the Owl as he went from one rafter to another. The Owl landed on the tractor that was parked in the barn. He tilted his head to one side and stared at Penny with his big eyes.
 
Penny, not afraid of this large magnificent bird, took a few steps closer so she could also get a better look.  Both bird and the little girl formed a friendship during their stare.
 
Then there was also a young boy, older than the girl, and into mischief, as most boys are around that age. Penny told the boy all about the big beautiful bird that she thought lived here in this barn. When the boy finally saw the Owl, he chose to throw stones at it. Penny screamed and begged the boy to stop throwing stones because you might hurt it.
 
The Owl who had developed a negative attitude towards the boy swooped down and with his claw pinched the ear of the boy.
 
And the moral of the story is; “Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone”!
 

 

Writing Prompt
Write a short fable-like story where the last sentence starts with: "And the moral of the story is". This can be on any subject, true or fictional, and can be in any voice, as long as the moral is stated in the last line. A new twist on an old fable is also allowed. Be creative and have fun! Maximum word count: 300

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