Retold Stories

TaleTown stories based on fables or folklore, and tales from across the world retold by Rajeev Wadhwa

  • Sower - Road“I’m Jesus’ Sower. And I’m tried.”

    The effort to speak was too much for him, and he felt tired and weak.

    As darkness descended on him again, he heard the nurse ushering his family out of his hospital room. He let the darkness take him again.

  • Fallen Comrades.An imprisoned son sorts out his father’s problem while still in jail.

    We are divided by the distance between our hearts, not by the distance between our bodies.

     

  • Panchtantra brahmin goat thugThe first of the rogues approached him and asked, “Where are you going with that donkey on your back?”

    “Does this look like a donkey to you?” retorted the Brahmin mockingly, “I’ve been gifted a goat for my services.”

  • A dog's lifeIt's a dog's life when you continue to exceed everyone’s expectations except your boss's.

    A dog gets abused and a fail review, despite spectacular performance...

  • 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...

  • 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."

  • Face of Jesus“Come back to me quickly. You can have your Kingdom of Heaven,” she impulsively spoke her thoughts aloud to him.

    He winced and thought a little. Then answered with great sadness, “But I can’t go on that journey anymore. I have nothing left to pay the fare.”

  • Giant MudskipperInsightful story: Let them grow roots

    If you want kids to grow tall and strong, trust in your genes & let them be.

    Parenting tips for overprotective parents.

  • Lion and the MouseInsightful story: Lion And The Mouse

    The Aesop fable showed that mercy pays back.

    But should kindness be only an investment for future returns?

  • Palace complexShe sought the help of another guard instead. But when he learnt more of the task required, he refused too.

    Guards spoke to other guards. Attendants mentioned it to other attendants. News spread in the palace like wildfire.

  • Liquid goldDionysus heard his prayers and decided to save him. He told Midas to wash in the river Pactolus to lose his golden touch.

    Midas did that. When he touched the river waters, his power flowed into the river, turning its sands golden.

  • 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...

  • Steve "Moses "Jobs Delivers TabletJosh tells Isha how Moses saves the Israelites, using engineers to build a bridge at Red Sea & later destroys the bridge.

    Retold funny joke on Biblical story...

  • LionnessInsightful story: Mouse Marries A Lioness

    Interesting Abstemius sequel to Aesop’s Lion and Mouse fable.

    Marriage & alliances between unequal parties don’t last.

  • Lonely donkey“When you stop crying and start doing, the world notices it too. Even enemies begin to respect you. Then help arrives. Your luck turns.”

    “When the mule had stopped braying, the villagers noticed the sudden silence. One peeked in to see if the donkey was dead.”

  • Sanitary Pad ProductionInspiring Story: Murugan - The Padman

    Arunachalam Muruganantham revolutionized menstrual health for poor Indian rural women with his low-cost sanitary pad maker

     

  • Nailed To The Tree

    Insightful Parenting Story: Nails In The Tree

    Anger hurts, but you can choose to not get angry.

    An angry boy learns anger management by driving nails in a tree

  • nurse jackie“Never anger your nurse,” Isha jokes with Rosh, when he fumes at her leaving Isha unattended & bleeding in the night following Josh’s forceps delivery.

  • Archer silouetteHe plucked an arrow from the quiver, placed it on the bow, and pulled the string.

    "What do you see when you aim?" Dron asked him when he was ready to release his arrow.

  • Cute highland bullFunny Story: Permission To Drive Car

    How to say No to your kids?

    Retold Bible joke about a minister’s son who was told to get a haircut to drive his father’s car.