Orange, Black, Pumpkin Patch, part 5

Our story so far, Simon and Toby found a wonderful pumpkin patch but the pumpkins are ALIVE and one of them went after Toby! Where is the Evil Pumpkin taking poor Toby? And where is Simon??? Let’s find out!!

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orange, black, pumpkin patch_0034Whew! I’m so glad that worked out. I guess the boys learned to listen to Mom when it comes to wandering around at night!! Happy Halloween everybody!!! Treats only – No tricks!!!!

Orange, Black, Pumpkin Patch, part 4

Our story so far, Well Simon and Toby have battled witches and ghosts all for the sake of a pumpkin! What will they find next?  Let’s find out!!

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Oh No!! What is going to happen to Toby!! Who knew pumpkins were evil? And, where’s Simon??? You’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out!!

We explore fiction a little bit…

Giving a little spin on classic youth fiction!

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Can you guess why this is inspired by Gulliver’s Travels?

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I don’t think Crusoe is starving! His cat Friday probably won’t be sharing any marshmallows with him.

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Tea anyone? Isn’t it time for tea?

Just a few more pix and that will be all. I am sad about that. I’ve been so wrapped up in finishing the Easter Adventure that I haven’t had a chance to make any singles. After working 6+ months on a project, I won’t be doing anything big for a while!!

Fairy Tales, part deux

Let’s continue in the fairy tale theme…

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A little twist on Rapunzel…


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Those are some brave little pigs!!


Twists on fairy tales are all the rage in young (new) adult fiction! Do you prefer the old-fashioned classics or the new-fangled stories? I love them both!

Fairy-tale Extravaganza!

Let’s venture into the world of fairy tales for a few days. First up, a knight in shining armor and the world famous Jack of  “Jack & the Beanstalk” fame.


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Begone Ye Foule Beaste!!

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Jack decided not to chop down the beanstalk and instead save the castle as a vacation home for him and his mother.


The Jack picture was the root of my story Jackson and the Magic Seeds. If you haven’t read it, please do!

Finding a Real Home

Our story continues…Hansel and Gretel bravely fought against the witch who held them captive. Here’s what happened next:

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They found real love at last! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all children could find a Real Home and Real Love?


Up next:  

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Bounce Around Rufus


This is a story of a rescued grey tabby who found a Real Home with Real Love.

The witch inside

When we last left Hansel and Gretel they were hungry after days of wandering in the woods. They came across a wonderful candy house and called out to see if there was anyone inside. I wonder who is inside and what will they do next?


To refresh your memory:

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Wow! that was a close call! What will happen next? Come back next time to find out!







The Candy House

Our story so far…Hansel & Gretel’s parents threw them out of the house to survive on their own. Where would they go? What would they do? Let’s find out!!

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Wow! A beautiful house they might be able to live in! What will they find inside? I can guess–can you?

See you next time!


                                      My favorite candy. What’s yours?




Through the Woods with Hansel & Gretel

 New story time! I have always loved fairy tales and have enjoyed creating my versions of them. This is a version of Hansel & Gretel. I played around with the names, wanting to change them to help skew the perspective. But ultimately I went with the original names and it seems to fit.



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 Oh no! How could their parents throw them out of the house like that? What will the kids do now? Who will love them and take care of them?

Come back for more!