In Search of the Scented Gingerbread House of Happiness

An Original Folktale by MeatLoaf the Happy Donkey

[MeatLoaf’s Note: This is an assignment I had to do for social studies class recently when we were learning about ancient China and Confucius. My teacher gave everyone in the class a worksheet with a long list of proverbs that Confucius supposedly made up and we were asked to pick one and write a story about it.]

A few hundred years ago in the land known as Europe there lived a boy named Francis who was born into aristocracy. Francis felt oppressed by the unwritten laws of cultured society such as “never talk with your mouth fullâ€