Parables, Imagineerings and Personifications
LEONA CHOY is primarily known as a non-fiction writer in her over 40 published books. But this modest volume is obviously fiction!
You can tell that she had a delightful time trying her wings to create and write these mini-stories for a change of pace. She wrote not only to entertain readers but with the hope that they might find some meaningful take-away value.
These selections might at first seem slanted toward juvenile readers, since Leona presents them in a fairy tale or fantasy format. They are, in fact, adult-oriented because of their symbolic and allegorical content. Definitely meant for a mature audience.
Leona doesn't tell you how to interpret what she calls her “imagineerings.” She doesn't preach through her parables or try to explain them. She respects the readers' intelligence and lets them draw their own moral conclusions or applications. She takes her own path to creatively express universal truths and principles at times through humor and hyperbole.
Her writing devices include parable, allegory, fable, metaphor, simile, analogy and dialogue. Freely employing anthropomorphic terminology, she ascribes human characteristics, emotions, speech, or attributes to a being or thing not human, including God. Leona calls it personification, where ideas or emotions speak for themselves.
She supports her ideation with relevant biblical references. Each life contemplation is bite-sized and can stand alone. Leona offers 31 original fables for you to enjoy!
Anticipate these Kingdom Fables: Joe Loppy and G.M., Saga of the Gray Cloud, Monologue of the Upper Crust, Urbanites in Paradise, Parable of the Disordered Egg, Orchard Temptation, and Complaint of the Quarter Cup.
How about Gothic Archie and His Friends, Contest of the Condiments, The Amazing Maze, The Interpersonal Relationship of Clods, The Physically Challenged Princess, A New Happy Dance and many other catchy titles?