How Mother Rat Invented the World, by William Stubblefield, with illustrations by Merry Stubblefield is a lighthearted take on creation myths as its subtitle suggests: A Whimsical Story About Serendipity, Love, Creation, Rats and Other Serious Subjects,
The story takes place in the workshop where the old man and the old woman are struggling to create a universe. In spite of using all their knowledge of physics and mathematics, their efforts fail repeatedly until Mother Rat, a very practical pack rat, and her three children show them the importance of imagination, chance, and love in creating a world worth living in.
Currently, I am working on publishing it as a short read on Amazon. The text and illustrations are complete, and I am working on page layout and learning the nuances of self-publishing. It should be out in Spring 2021.
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