The Bird Who Would Not Fly

Once, there was a little bird who did not want to fly. “Why don’t you want to fly little bird?” I asked, crouching down with my hands on my knees. I had to do that because he would not hover in the air before me. He chirped, “I have two good strong long legs and what else are they for but to run with? Everyone I know sticks to the status quo, but not I!… Read More »The Bird Who Would Not Fly

Jorinda and Jorindel

There was once an old castle that stood in the middle of a large thick wood, and in the castle lived an old fairy. All the day long she flew about in the form of an owl, or crept about the country like a cat; but at night she always became an old woman again. When any youth came within a hundred paces of her castle, he became quite fixed, and could not move a… Read More »Jorinda and Jorindel

My Wolf Friend – The Final Part

Start with Part 1 here“There is a boy in my castle. He is my friend and is waiting for his enemies.” I knew this was what Andrew was saying as he told the allies of my fate. He would bring soldiers to fight for my cause – I knew he would. But why did he not come? The night kept getting later, and still he did not come back to me. There were crashings and… Read More »My Wolf Friend – The Final Part

My Wolf Friend – Part 2

Start with Part 1 A voice called my name from far away. I usually wake up in the middle of the night thinking that my dad called me. If he ever does call me again, I want to make sure I hear him.But when I opened my eyes to the orange glow of the nightlight, it wasn’t my dad calling me. It was Andrew. I hadn’t realized before when we were outside just how big… Read More »My Wolf Friend – Part 2

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 the little dip in the property behind the house. It was my uncle’s property, but he didn’t seem to know much… Read More »My Wolf Friend – Part 1

For Never and Forever

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 into her pretty hands. Daniel saw her watching him and paused at the top of the hill, his hands on… Read More »For Never and Forever

Wild Flight

Once upon a time, you loved me with a sacred love.You took my shaking hand in yours and led me to the fields of wild birds.The birds nested in the long, still grasses that only waved when we passed through,but we disturbed them with our tread and about our heads they flew.In tumult and splendor and high, shrill callingthey up and in, and in and out, and rising, whirling, falling.Your hand upon my arm, with… Read More »Wild Flight

The Spirit of the Age

Once upon a time, a young lad dreamt of a beautiful princess who was scared and lost in a forest. When he awakened, he was haunted by the memory. He tumbled out of bed, went to his desk, and recorded the dream. As he grew, he often saw the face of the princess in the glowing blue eyes of one of his schoolmates, or the glistening blond hair of another. He never saw all of… Read More »The Spirit of the Age

Snakes and Toads

  The wind howled through the tree tops the dark morning I was born. It raged through our world and whipped fairies about pell-mell. My brother told me it was a sign. You see, I am a curse to my people. Every fairy is born with a special gift for the earth, and usually the gift is beautiful, but mine was terrible. From the very first moment that I opened my wee fairy mouth and… Read More »Snakes and Toads