Ages 8-12

#161 – The Tale of a Meeting in the Forest

Krinsala stood in a forest whose beauty would have best been described by a poet or story writer.  He secured his fighting stance by turning his body to the side and forcing his back foot down on the soil beath him as if the Earth relied on its pressure to continue spinning. His sword was […]

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Ages 8-12

#160 – The Tale of the Art of Being a Star

The stars could sense that The Moon was not in the best of moods before they even had a chance to see his glowing face appear before them. Several bolder stars drew on their vast experience, claiming that they just knew it wasn’t going to be a great night while the shyer stars silently cradled […]

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Ages 8-12

#159 – The Tale of a Girl Under the Ocean

Living under the ocean meant that Olivia Granger didn’t have the same problems most other people had. It meant that she faced a vastly different set of issues and situations on a daily basis. During her first few days away from the land, for example, Olivia had made the mistake of choosing a single underwater […]

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Ages 8-12

#158 – The Tale of the Greenvale Twins

Zayden and Jace. Jace and Zayden. They were Greenvale School’s very own set of twins. It wasn’t unusual to have an opinion on the brothers given that they were identical right down to the number and placement of freckles on either side of their noses and, if such a thing could be measured, the graphs […]

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Ages 8-12

#156 – The Tale of a Door Left Unanswered​

There was no reason to open the present. There was no good reason to throw it away, either. So, it just sat there. On the small coffee table. Beside the bookshelf. In the living room. What else could be done with it? It couldn’t be re-gifted because there was no way of knowing what was […]

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Ages 8-12

#155 – The Tale of The Girl in the Mask

“Why do you always wear that mask?” It’s a question I get less regularly now, but it’s to be expected when you wear a mask every day. I remember when the idea occurred to me because it was my first day at yet another new school. My father works as a dentist and was sent […]

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