A parable is a short fictitious story that is presented to teach religious principle, simple truth or moral lesson.
Examples of parable....
1.parable of the two sons. 2.parable of the lost coin . 3.parable of the good shepherd.
A fable is short story that teaches a lesson or conveys a moral. sometimes the character are animals that act and talk like a animal
Examples of fable....
1.The ants and the grasshopper.In this fable the ants saved food for the winter and the grasshopper did not.The moral is 'It is best to prepare for the days of necessity
2."The Fisher and the Little Fish - A fisherman caught a little fish and the fish told him that he was too small to eat. He asked to be thrown back in until he got bigger. The fisher said no, because I have you now and may not catch you later. The moral is, “A little thing in hand is worth more than a great thing in prospect.”