Fortress

My back was against the wall as I clutched my sword tight to my chest. My eyes were closed as I carefully considered my next move. I could hear the wretched beast snarling outside the entrance to the fortress. The heavy breathing indicated that it was desperately trying to smell me inside. I dared to … Continue reading Fortress

Happy Thoughts

I watched the movie Hook the other day and something struck me. The grown up Peter Pan had a really hard time flying. Now, if you know the Peter Pan story, you know that all it takes to fly is a little pixie dust and one happy thought. In the classic Disney version of the story, the … Continue reading Happy Thoughts

The Prince

Recently, Ely over at She Gives No Fox shared the story of how she came to love writing at a young age. Her story jogged my memory and reminded me that my own story of learning to love writing was somewhat similar. For Ely, it was second grade. For me, it was a few years … Continue reading The Prince

Fortress

My back was against the wall as I clutched my sword tight to my chest. My eyes were closed as I carefully considered my next move. I could hear the wretched beast snarling outside the entrance to the fortress. The heavy breathing indicated that it was desperately trying to smell me inside. I dared to … Continue reading Fortress

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