Farukh Spins a Fable @AprilA2Z

Hear! Hear! Hear!

Yes, it is I, Farukh Suria’Apa-Dan, storyteller extraordinaire! Settle upon the cobbles of the marketplace, here, around my rug, and listen.

Once, my children, deep in my own southern land of Sule, where there are mountains that spit fire, a fire mountain fell in love with the moon. He loved her most when she was full and round, for what man does not love a plump, soft woman? Or a thin, sinewy woman, if it comes to that?

You laugh? It was no laughing matter to the fire mountain, for his heart both sang and broke for the love of his beautiful moon.

At last, he could bear it no longer, but determined he would display his love, to her and to all the world.

He concentrated all his power, all his passion, every element of his being, and shouted his love in a glorious, fiery hallelujah, as he turned himself inside out beneath her gaze.

Alas, the fire mountain was no more. But the moon wept for the beauty of his love. Her tears fell into his ashes, and each tear became an opal, a true marriage of the mountain’s fire and the moon’s pale beauty.

Please toss your coins into my hat. If I find enough in there to buy something to soothe my voice, I’ll tell you another story.

And now, A-to-Z Bloggers, I recommend The Fluff is Raging, posting about the magical experience of moving pictures.


fableFarukh appears in the SAGE trilogy, available from independent book stores through Indiebound, and from Amazon in print and electronic versions.

I’m posting at Fatal Foodies today about my favorite quick dish, a dish of fish. Tuna fish, that is.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write a love scene with a sad but beautiful ending.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Farukh Spins a Fable @AprilA2Z

  1. Jane

    April 7, 2015 at 9:55am

    Boy, that Farukh!
    I love this story!!!

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  2. Gail

    April 7, 2015 at 2:53pm

    Very creative. Have you pre-written all your A-Z posts? I did–April would be too stressful otherwise! Now i get to leisurely blog hop and visit all these amazingly talented writers.

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      Marian Allen

      April 7, 2015 at 3:13pm

      I didn’t pre-write them, but I understand the logic. I like the spontaneity of doing them the night before. 🙂

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  3. mary montague sikes

    April 7, 2015 at 6:16pm

    Pre-writing sounds like a great idea. In my case, it would be pre-painting which is really hard to do. Enjoyed your story. You are so creative!!!

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      Marian Allen

      April 7, 2015 at 6:34pm

      No, YOU are! Not only painting, but painting AS one of your characters? Fantastic!

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  4. stephen tremp

    April 7, 2015 at 8:42pm

    Hey there Marian Allen, great to see you here in the A to Z! and I’ve visited The Fluff is Raging almost every day to revisit those classic actors and actresses from a golden age gone by.

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