Short stories in the genre Animal Allegory

Listing 5 stories.

An initially unwanted infestation fosters understanding between a woman and the cockroaches in her house.

An older man recounts how White settlers violently removed him from his home and took him to a boys ranch to strip him of his indigeneity.

A rat moves into a young squirrel's peaceful neighborhood and refuses to respect the space. Unable to force the rat to move away, the other animals watch as more and more rats come to live in the area of town they once avoided.

An elderly Egyptian servant tells the allegorical story of the white-footed gazelle, a series of vignettes tethered together by shared characters and themes. When finished, the servant suggests that beasts are not confined to fairy tales and also exist, in the form of common people, in everyday life.