Fara and Mara were best friends. Always playing together, coming up with magic spells and tricking the boys on the farm two houses down. But one day, things changed for Fara and Mara.
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Write your own fable. Keep it short, but include the essential ingredients (non-human characters, conflict that leads to a moral, etc.)
1: Your moral. What message are you trying to tell? What wrong are you trying to right?
2: Your characters. Who are they? What are they?
3: What conflict arises?
4: What setting are you in? (You don't always need to describe it, unless it is relevant to the plot.)
There are certain aspects that all fables have in common:
1: The characters are non-human, or at the least the non-human characters are anthropomorphized.
2: The story ends with a moral, usually written as a statement at the end of the story.
3: The problem must lead to the moral, not be an extra story or a useless part of it.
4: Fables tend to be short and not very descriptive. They stick to the action and progress to the moral directly.
5: If you're having trouble finding an angle, look through this list of morals and pick one (without having read the fable it relates to).