The copyright and disclaimer page of most books fits a boringly stereotypical format. I wonder why we never see:
A fiction is a story constructed for entertainment or deception. This story is neither, therefore it is not fiction.
The following is a figment or fabrication, and maybe even a combination of the two. Under the European Treaty concerning Falsehoods and Deceptions (1987), the author asserts his right for this to be referred to as a fable.