Rethinking Storytelling

Once there was a frog who had a —

No, not “had”

Once there was a frog who wanted to be a bird.

And how about also a bird that wanted to be a frog?

That’s ridiculous.


Why would a bird want to be a frog? It can fly, and it has all the space of the skies, and a frog just …

Has a swamp? A swamp is everything a frog needs: water for breathing and breeding, land and logs for calling and mating, bugs above for food and mud below for hibernation…

But it’s so dark and gloppy. The sky is wide and bright and—

Why would a frog want that?


Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay

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