One Thing Leads to Another

This is my Myth-Folklore project for Fall 2018. It is a collection of chain tales. Not sure what a chain tale is? If you know the nursery rhyme The House that Jack Built or the children's song There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly, that's the idea. You can find at more at my StoryLab website. I'm also writing chain tales each week at my class blog. Please leave comments at my Comment Wall. Thanks in advance for your feedback!

My stories usually end up being close to the 1000-word limit, so if you are visiting my Portfolio, don't feel obliged to read all four; if you would pick two, and then leave comments for me on one or both of those, that would be great! You can decide which stories you might enjoy most by looking at these blurbs, and I've also written a Guide which gives an overview of the chain tales both here and at my blog.

  • The Mouse-Bride. This is a choose-your-own-adventure story inspired by an Indian folktale from the Panchatantra. If you have not played with Twine before, you can see how it works here!
  • Mistress Rabbit's Wedding Day. This is another story about an animal bride: this time it is a rabbit who is on her way to the church to get married... but there is a camel blocking her path. The chain of events that follows features a visit to Braum's.
  • Who's to Blame in the Garden of Eden? This is about Adam and Eve, plus Adam's first wife Lilith, and a mysterious and angry angel named Samael. Oh, and God of course, and the serpent. And a talking fire.
  • The Flower. This final story is actually the first one that I wrote, based on a folktale from Laos. It is a story of dissatisfaction and transformation. If you like wisdom stories, this one would be a good choice. :-)

Steel chain image from LibreShot.