Christmas Town ~The Craft Store

Tessa closed the door after the last of the children left the Craft Store. She loved the little tykes, but they were tiring.  Not having children of her own, she loved holding the craft classes that were popular with the little ones. Today they made Christmas trees out of their hand prints in plaster. They painted them then wrapped them…

Christmas Town ~ The Bakery

  “But Mr. Patisserie even your name means pastries!” “I don’t care if my name means schmuck we are not going to make cookies and donuts and foo foo  things. This is a bakery! We bake breads and sometimes cake. Maybe in the big city they do things crazy but here we make bread. That’s it! Now make some bread!”…

Vacation

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There was much excitement in the Donnell Family.  Finally after so many years of scrimping and saving, Mr. and Mrs. Donnell had saved enough money to take all of the family, all 8 of them, on vacation  Previously only the child closest to their 16th had been sent on vacation.   Mr. and  Mrs.  Donnell   thought that since the oldest would…

Jorinda and Jorindel ~ T Twisted Tale

Jorinda

This is a story is getting the “T” treatment. It was originally told  by the Grimms’ Kinder und Hausmarchen which translates as Grimms’ Children’s and Household Tales. We know them as Fairy tales. A note about this story: This was originally written as the witch being an old Fairy.   The Victorian era gave us the ethereal fairy that is eternally…

Annie and the End of the World 3

Annie and the end of the world

Annie heard screaming. It was her voice.  She was sitting on the floor screaming.  Strong arms were holding her, a man’s voice murmuring something. Annie thought how nice it was to be held in arms that made you feel safe.  Safe. What a minute, Annie jump up breaking the connection she had felt with the arms. “What are you trying…

Lost Eloise Pt 3

Lost Eloise

She looked at the old man. For some reason she no longer thought he smelled or was judging her. She could see that he wasn’t even here sitting on a cold aluminum bench in a bust top shelter. NO he was in a hospital somewhere seeing his Eloise with a handful of medals.  Hey wait a minute he said he…