Category Archives: Children’s Stories

‘Fields of folly’

Through fields of folly we waltzed; Innocent in our tender youth. Storm clouds were so distant then, just like the unyielding truth. On this fantasy plateau we stood; in our cradle of ignorant bliss. The horrors of life were abstract, … Continue reading

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‘These shoes’

My shoes may look desirable and display the latest brand. Both stylish and fashionable; fine leather stitched by hand. They bring envy at a glance. They inspire oohs and ahhs; but all that glitters isn’t gold. Correlation is not the … Continue reading

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‘The capsule maneuver’

Mission control kept in constant contact with the solo pilot of the ‘Pegasus’. The fledgling spacecraft was about to enter the most critical phase of the journey. As it rocketed through the outer limits of our life-sustaining biosphere, the captain … Continue reading

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‘Determined sprout’

A sapling needs a guiding light; since the winter is mostly night. To grow up strong, tall, or true? ‘Straight upward’ is best to do. As Winter ends it starts to bud. Spring rain brings heavy floods. A tree adapts … Continue reading

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‘Fishbowl’

The aquarium had become polluted. The sides and edges were dirty. It desperately needed cleaning. The simple minded creatures inside were uncomfortable and crowded. Only an invasive species of parasite was still thriving in the muck. It exploited a number … Continue reading

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‘Like a pack of wolves’

All of the dogs in my neighborhood kept me awake last night. They howled and barked until I thought I was going to lose my mind from sleep deprivation. I’d finally drift off and then another round of back-and-forth barking … Continue reading

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‘Groundhawg’

The death of Joe Earl Dunn didn’t sadden many people. Depending on who you asked, he was ‘eccentric’ or downright crazy. Every town has one. A wild-eyed conspiracy theorist who tries to enlist anyone who will listen, into his armada … Continue reading

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