glorybee wrote:Shann, I don't think the "twist" ending really works for an allegory. It seems to me that one of the things that makes an allegory effective is the connection that the reader makes between the characters or events and what they represent. And that should occur throughout the story, not just at the end. And I think I also stated that the main audience for an allegory should be adults.
So while your stories are charming, they don't really work as allegories.
I'll bet that you could come up with a fine allegory, and I look forward to reading it!
Thanks for the advice. I think my twists are what messes me up, though each of my stories were supposed to be for adults, with the possible exception of the wave one. I thought about taking that and identifying they were waves in the beginning and make it for kids, but originally, though the MC was a child, it wasn't geared for kids per se. It was more to explain that God doesn't allow bad things to happen, they just do and he makes us each who we are so that we can all work together in ways we never understand.
As for the others, they definitely weren't meant for kids especially the Three Questions and a Mother's Son. Plus the question one didn't have a twist. Guess I really missed the mark, but that won't stop me from trying.