The epigraphs in Slogans: Our Children, Our Future were different. In keeping with the book's title I discovered slogans and mottoes to identify each chapter's theme. Since history is rich with slogans touting all manner of empty promises, it was easy to find the right words to match my need.
Not satisfied with introducing each chapter with an epigraph, I decided to add a short moral story to set the chapter's mood. These stories were a mixture of fables, folk lore, fairy tales, myths and excerpts. My sources ranged from Aesop's Fables and Grimm's fairy tales to Orwell's Animal Farm and the Bible. When I first started I did not realize I would need fifty-four of them. By chapter sixteen I was running out of ideas and decided to scrap them. However, my beta readers said they looked forward to the shorts and convinced me to retain them. If some of the stories seem like a stretch, it's because they are.
|Aesop was the source for many of fables|
|Hans Christian Anderson's Little Match Girl|
This is a version of the show I watched. I still can't watch it with dry eyes.