disclaimer: the parable of the snake

An old woman was walking down a road one day when she happened upon a group of men beating a poisonous snake with clubs. The woman intervened, saving the snake. She took the snake home and nursed it back to health. When the snake recovered, the woman carried the snake with her wherever she went, caressing it as if it were her child. One day, the snake bit her on the neck. As she lay dying, she asked the snake, “Why have you done this, after I have been so kind to you?”

“You knew I was a snake when you picked me up,” said the snake.


Recoil contains satire. If you do not understand the concept of satire, you should not read the satirical news stories that comprise a good part of Recoil, because you WILL BE OFFENDED by some of the subject matter.

Recoil is not intended for readers under 18 years of age.



Cliff and Kimberly Frantz, Publishers