In Aesop's world, hard work pays off. Unless your business partner is a lion.
Aesop knows that people will see through pretense. And they may never forgive you for trying to be something you're not.
There's strength in numbers and power in persuasion. Check out Aesop's fables about the importance of cooperation.
South African writer Nadine Gordimer's short story about a woman whose actress mother never stops pretending, even off stage.
Analysis of Nadine Gordimer's short story 'The First Sense.'
A guide to finding short stories, whether you're looking for some free reading, trying to understand the classics, or anything in between.
Aesop's funniest fables might not be his most famous, but when you read them you're sure to recognize people you know.
Analysis of Colin Barrett's story 'Diamonds' from his collection 'Young Skins.'
Aesop's bat fables can get kids talking about what it means to fit in.
Sherman Alexie's story offers a complicated look at American identity.