The Secret of the Ribbon Tree

I’ve wondered round this earth for years, And known my share of joys and tears. I’ve laughed with love and cried for loss, And broken dreams like rubbish tossed. I’ve seen sights soaked in splendid sun And bathed by moon when day was done. But ’til today I’d not seen such A sight that stirredContinue reading “The Secret of the Ribbon Tree”

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star?????

Twinkle, twinkle, little star. No – wait – that isn’t what you are. My first-grade teacher set me wise: That stars are really angel’s  eyes Peeking through holes in pie-crust skies. So many years have come and gone Since that odd day when it was done. When teacher stood before our class And told thatContinue reading “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star?????”

Arnold’s Antlers: A Christmas Story for Children of ALL AGES

I originally posted this story last year, but I thought it might add to the holiday enjoyment of some of my new readers this year, so I’m posting it again.  Arnold may be a youngster, but what he learns about life is important enough to pay attention to even after we’re way up in years.Continue reading “Arnold’s Antlers: A Christmas Story for Children of ALL AGES”

A Morning’s Adventure for Blackie Bird & His Family

Today NaPoWriMo asked us to write a poem that is a conversation. It sounded like a fun thing to do, but I didn’t have any time to sit down to my computer and create one.  However, thinking about the challenge brought back to my memory a story I did a couple years ago that focusesContinue reading “A Morning’s Adventure for Blackie Bird & His Family”

Friday Fictioneers – 2/6/15 — ‘The Call of the Chitwood’

Friday Fictioneers is a fun way to interact with other writers around the world and also to hone and discipline your writing skill by forcing yourself to tell a whole story in just 100 words.  Hop over and check out the details for participating in the challenge.  My story is below the picture. Photo promptContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers – 2/6/15 — ‘The Call of the Chitwood’”