Children are disappearing throughout the village near Flat Horn Lake, rich and poor alike. The stern Fisherman spends his days providing for and protecting his two children. One morning he and his wife wake to find their son missing, lured to the river by a desire escape his father's restrictive ways.
Though the villagers publicly deny their children's' absence and declare their son dead, the Fisherman refuses to agree. He has heard his his son's voice and the voices of the other children crying out from Flat Horn Lake. To save them the Fisherman will have to face his greatest fears.
A fable is loosely defined as a short narrative with a strong central truth at its center; in essence, what we now know as fairy tales. Douglas Glenn Clark's THE LAKE THAT STOLE CHILDREN adheres to the traditional "moral of the story," he adds a intriguing twist with the story's events rooted more in the mystical than mundane. This is a sophisticated, ambiguous narrative which allows readers to draw their own conclusions rather than laying everything out for them.
Originally posted at TeensReadToo.com