From the author: The background of "Parabolic"
First entitled “Fabulous”, I discarded it midway through when I realized it wasn't a fable at all. I liked the concept, though, and eventually completed the story. The nature of the old man's mystic parables flipped the story's title to “Parabolic”.
Metaphor, allegory, parable – tales to excite the imagination. A collection of speculative fiction stories. • Coup de Tart • One Fine Day in Asgard • Metaphorosis • House of Hope • At Stake • Parabolic • All’s Fair • Palimpsest • Spring and the Arachnodactylist
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