There are many definitions for tale, but I like this one: “a fictitious or true narrative or story, especially one that is imaginatively recounted” (Google).
Scribendi describes a tale as:
- a story about someone’s actual experiences
- a story about imaginary events
- an exciting or dramatic story
- an exciting story that may not be completely true
An example of a fairy tale is Cinderella.
(Source: A Glossary of Fiction Writing Terms, scribendi.com.)
Types of tales
- fall from innocence
(Source: Components of Literature, Weber State University, Utah, weber.edu.)
ONE TIN SOLDIER
Written by Dennis Earle Lambert and Brian Potter