Howdy Hornswogglers, welcome to the fifty-forth headbutt of HACK. If you’ve made it this far, don’t Pan my puns until you’ve read this one…
This week’s story is for the children. And like all good children’s stories, it has a deeper meaning. Namely, the philosophy of freedom. So cuddle up and read this fable to your kids. Don’t forget to check for comprehension! I’ve included some standards-based questions below. Also, I’m looking for an illustrator. Job requirements: Must enjoy drawing goats. If you can also draw cats then I’ll keep you around for the next book…
Kentucky Hill: Book 1
Nary A Goat Shall Be Free
No one paid much attention to the goats. Their pen was on the other side of the barn and could not be seen from the house. Each morning Old Lady Alma gave them fresh hay and water, said a few kind words and left. She never noticed the dent in the black wooden fence, or the fact that is was slowly getting bigger each day.
Names are not something that goats usually give themselves. Alma called the big black one Barney and the brown one Obi-Jo. Realizing that they would be forced to spend their remaining days together inside this pen, they eventually started calling each other their given names.
“Now look here Barney,” said Obi-Jo in a trembling voice, “I don’t think this is a good idea. There are more constructive ways to deal with your anger.” READ MORE »