"Too Much Talk" is a story that takes place not far from the city of Accra on the Gulf of Guinea, in West Africa. It is adapted from the story "Talk," from The Cowtale Switch, by Harold Courlander. It is one of the stories I am going to tell this morning at my gig on Mercer Island.
November 22, 2009: I once had the story in its entirety posted here, but even though I adapted it, it's close enough to Courlander's that I am concerned about copyright infringement. I removed my version. However, you may read Courlander's full story here.