A Murder in the Chicken Yard – A Tale of Attempted Cannibalism

By Elizabeth Russell A few years ago, my family briefly lived on a farm, and besides giving our chickens very weird names, we learned many odd things about the species that we had never realized before. One was that chickens are gruesomely fond of eating each other after one is dead. Here below is a … Continue reading A Murder in the Chicken Yard – A Tale of Attempted Cannibalism

Morte de Jack – the Fourth Part of the Jack Saga

Chapter 1 Once upon a time, Jack ruled well and wisely, and made many enemies. All the citizens of his kingdom loved him like their own father, and took a personal interest in all his family affairs. They had rejoiced when his daughter Rose married her wonderful husband Prince Joseph, and they mourned when his … Continue reading Morte de Jack – the Fourth Part of the Jack Saga

The Dove Princess

Once upon a time, a king’s daughter loved dogs as her dearest friends. She had all manner of species about her all the time, and whenever she went for a walk, she always brought at least two with her. She trained the dogs herself along with her brother, who loved them almost as much as … Continue reading The Dove Princess

My Wolf Friend – Part 1

“There are wolves in my backyard,” I told my uncle this morning. “Some of them are my enemies.” He seemed to find my statement humorous, so I said nothing more about it. After all, some people just don’t understand. When I finished the Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich he gave me, I headed out to … Continue reading My Wolf Friend – Part 1

“For Never and Forever” by Elizabeth Russell

Sophia raced gleefully across the long grasses of the unmown field. Her bare toes caught at tangled vines on the ground and tore them free, kicking up dirt and dust in her wake. “I wonder if he can see me?” She looked behind and saw his head rising above the swell behind her. She giggled … Continue reading “For Never and Forever” by Elizabeth Russell

Rose and the Prince

(While this story can stand alone, it is also the third in a series. Read #1, Jack and the Princess here, and #2, Jack and Princess Rose here) Once Upon a Time, the most beautiful princess in all the world was the daughter of King Jack, Princess Rose. And she was not only beautiful but … Continue reading Rose and the Prince

A Stubborn Story

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who refused to go into her story. It lay open beneath her with colorful illustrations of far off lands, enchanted castles, and speaking frogs, but she refused to go in. “I am a free spirit, and I will sit out here as long as I want.” … Continue reading A Stubborn Story

Jack and Princess Rose

BY ELIZABETH RUSSELL Remember how Jack killed the Giant and saved the whole country from starvation? Remember how after that, he married the princess that he loved very much? Well, this is what happened after… Once upon a time, Jack's kingdom flourished. In fact, it thrived. It was so happy that even the little junebugs … Continue reading Jack and Princess Rose