The Fable of the Little Chickadee is a tale of an engineer's struggle to find a new language for web development. The author was inspired by the story of a small bird who beeped incessantly. The bird, a black-capped chickadee, was an engineer who recently graduated from Torquay University. He was applying to jobs but felt that his current programming languages were not enough. He explained to the bird that all true engineers are given upon graduation and performed a simple coding cantrip to show his bona fides.