Josh Story

Josh story. TaleTown multimedia English short stories & tales of or about Josh

  • Advantages Of Being Short

    the boy's first camping trip"Pa, I am the shortest in my class," complained Josh, "and people tease me for that."

    "Do they?" answered Rosh, "Well, they don't know the secret advantages of being short then."

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 02

    Old Man and the Donkey...Retold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 02.

    Alibaba stole from thieves. Is stealing from thieves wrong?

    Beliefs are dangerous, yet useful. Why?

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 13

    BarrelRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 13

    What could Marjina do to save Alibaba's household?

    Throw boiling water on hidden bandits? Burn barrels?

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 22

    Antique"So!" Josh exclaimed with a sudden understanding. "He doesn't want to eat their salt, because if he does, he'll feel bad about killing them."

    "Yea," she nodded, pleased that he had quickly picked up the connection.

    "But," he countered, "if salt was only a symbol of food, then salted or unsalted, he is actually eating their food. Now if he kills them after that, isn't it betrayal anyway?"

  • Animal Pets! Or Animal Pests?

    DSC_0344"Animals also have some special dietary needs," Josh agreed, "You can't feed your goldfish chicken bones."

    "The bone is probably bigger than the fish anyway!" Rosh joked, "And you can't get your dog to eat grass clippings".

  • Bull Running In Pamplona

    Bull running, PamplonaThe two sat huddled cozily in his bed watching Encierro, the most famous event of the festival of San Fermín held in the city of Pamplona, Navarre.

    With over a million global visitors annually, it had become probably the most internationally renowned fiesta in Spain.

  • Climbing Mount Improbable

    cloud riderHosh laughed. He knew that frogs were raunchy.

    “The dumb shit didn't think," continued Josh, "about what would happen to him, or to his family if he fell from the Eiffel Tower and died. He tried climbing Mount Improbable."

  • Cold Steel - Crucified

    Dreadnought_irgendwie_esoterisch-001Science Fiction...

    An elite commando is captured behind enemy lines before he can steal Dark Energy and crucified.

    Torture using cold steel and interrogation follow

  • Cold Steel - Escape

    CNV-301 Earth OrbitThrilling science fiction...

    I started dictating my communications for Mission Control.

    I had survived Cold Steel and escaped. I was headed home in one piece, with my prize.

  • Cold Steel - Unsprung

    Chamber- The fire withinThrilling science fiction...

    Captured elite commando unsprung from Cold Steel. Dark Energy vials stolen.

    Biological weapons activated to destroy secret high security Intergalactic Lab.

  • Desires

    The fondest wishWords fished out unknown desires from the depths of his mind, when Rosh weaved words aloud into a funny poem for Isha.

    Their kids jumped in, singing & banging...

  • Global Water Crisis?

    Sunset from Kure AtollOver a billion people in our world don't have access to fresh drinkable water.

    Little Josh discusses global water crisis and solutions like funding, cutting water usage, reducing leakages, desalination, nanotechnology & sustainability etc.

  • Hope Springs Eternal

    PortraitI was surprised at my relief. My home was shattered, my neighbours burning, my brother was dead, and my mother was broken.

    Yet I felt relief and had thanked my creator, because my children had been spared. They were safe. For the moment.

  • Internet - The New Nicotine

    password“It’s like wanting to go to the toilet while somebody else is already in it."

    "You are jumping outside the door yelling, “Hurry up, I need to go – urgently!”

  • Jesus Is Watching You

    rottweiler eyeJesus is watching you. Moses knew that.

    Hosh says that even the trees, animals and birds know that. Did you?

    Funny parenting story with retold joke...

  • Kamaal, Son Of Kabir

    Ephesians 5:14"That can't really be true!" exclaimed Josh, "You can't just wake up once you are truly dead."

    "Well, Jesus is said to have risen from the dead," said Rosh, "What makes you think he was the only one to do so?"

    "Jesus did," remarked Josh, "because he could. He was the son of God."

  • Knowing Where To Tap

    Last of her Kind (HDR)If you overvalue your work, the world will likely step in to knock down your price.

    But if you undercharge yourself, it's unlikely that the world will step in to compensate you appropriately.

    You can’t rely on others to value you correctly. It is not in their best interests to do so.

  • Life Of Pi

    Life of Pi"I have left so much behind", Pi said, "In the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go."

    "But what hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye."

  • Life Of Pi Reviewed

    135/365²: Life of Pi"It is easy to criticize cannibalism in retrospect."

    "With filled tummies, and from the safety of a detached moral, social or religious high ground."

    "I am however, not convinced that any rational being would not have taken the route he took."

  • Missing God

    Caught up in a cornerThe missing God meant BIG trouble for him, little Josh thought, given his mischief-making track record.

    Funny story with a retold joke on how kids think...