I’m reading two books at present written by one of my favourite authors, Neil Gaiman. One is “American Gods” and the other ” Anansi Boys”. There are a few things that they have in common, one is that they’re about the old gods – those whom we’ve lost sight of and the other is that there are quite a few “tall tales”.
Tall tales are in fact stories that are so fantastic that they are obviously false. American folklore is full of tall tales from Paul Bunyan to Br’er Rabbit and many others in between.
Here’s one I just made up for our prompt today:
I was out walking the other morning when all of a sudden the sky turned grey and thick as pea soup.
A man dressed only in his dressing gown came up to me and asked if I‘d by chance seen a white duck. I replied that I…
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