Monday, January 30, 2017

Grimm Reviews – “The Willow-Wren”

“The Willow-Wren”

Sometime in the past, the birds had a language that everyone understood.

One day, the birds decided that they should have a king. So all the birds gathered including one small one that didn’t have a name. They decided that whoever could fly the highest would be the king. So they all took off and soon the eagle was way above everyone else.

Everyone was about to proclaim the eagle king when the small unnamed bird – who had been hiding in the eagle’s feathers – took off and flew higher. “I am king!” he cried.

The other birds didn’t care for this trickery so they decided that whoever could get lowest on the ground would be king. The other birds tried to dig themselves down, but the little nonamed bird found a mouse hole and slipped inside, crying, “I am king!”

The other birds didn’t care for this, so they set the owl to watch the mouse hole while they all went to bed. Eventually, the owl fell asleep and the little bird was able to escape. Since then the owl has stayed away from daylight because the other birds are still angry with the owl. And sometimes the little bird still calls out “I am king!” while he hides in the hedgerows.


I’m guessing the willow-wren makes a cry that sounds like, “I am king!” and thus this little tale to explain it. Also why owls stay out at night and like to hunt mice.

I guess this tale is a bit odd since the hero is usually the one that outwits his fellows.  But I guess that doesn’t work all the time.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wednesday Writing Prompt for January 25, 2017

Write a sentence containing the following word: doomed

Here is my example:

Mike knew he was doomed the second he walked in the door and saw his wife dressed up for their anniversary dinner, which he had forgotten about.

Image from Pixabay.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Grimm Reviews List 2

With the posting of my review of “The Sole,” I’ve now done fifty Grimm reviews.  Meaning that, one, I’ve been doing this for almost a year, and two, it’s time for another list.  This will give you links to the reviews in case you’re looking for one in particular.  Here’s to a couple more years of this.

Mr. Korbes
The Owl
The Sole