A to Z Challenge – Return to Oz

Return to Oz 1985 Directed by Walter Murch Quick synopsis...┬áDorothy finds that her old friends have been turned to┬ástone and that urban blight has struck the Emerald City. Assisted by new friends, Dorothy battles the wicked Princess Mombi and the evil Nome King to save her friends and restore the beloved Emerald City. Kids, this … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Return to Oz

A to Z Challenge – The Black Cauldron

The Black Cauldron 1985 Directed by Ted Berman and Richard Rich Quick synopsis... When a fearsome warrior's quest for invincibility leads him to the Black Cauldron, he is challenged by the most unlikely adversary: a young assistant pig keeper named Taran. With a motley team of the Princess Eilonwy, a minstrel named Fflewddur Fflam and … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – The Black Cauldron

My Favorite Movies #44 – Willow

Willow 1988 Directed by Ron Howard Quick synopsis... After finding a baby adrift in a river, a dwarfish "Nelwyn" named Willow (Warwick Davis) must protect it from an evil queen (Jean Marsh), battling dragons and vanquishing evildoers with help from the warrior Madmartigan (Val Kilmer) in a bid to shield the infant from harm. Ron … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #44 – Willow

I Understand

"I don't understand!" I screamed over the rush of wind blowing all around us. "What's not to understand?!" the sorceress shouted right back at me. Her name was Karen and, yes, she was gorgeous But I tried not to look at her that way. For one thing, she was about 300 years older than me. … Continue reading I Understand

Henry’s Story

It's a familiar story. Little girl gets caught up in a really bad storm. As unbelievable as it sounds, her tiny farmhouse gets swept away, carrying her and her tiny dog along with it. They end up in a strange land where they encounter witches, a wizard, and a talking scarecrow. Seems like a crazy … Continue reading Henry’s Story

Curious

Originally written in October of 2010... Stephen was only 10 years old the day he thought the world was going to end. What made it worse was that he thought it was all his fault. That's a lot of responsibility for a kid that age to shoulder. He and his older sister, Heather, were spending … Continue reading Curious

Life Swap

Originally written in June of 2010... This is not my life. He thought that over and over again as he sat across the table from the beautiful girl that was offering him a phenomenal job. Two days ago, out of the blue, Devon got a call asking him to meet Angela Harper for lunch at … Continue reading Life Swap