#152 – The Tale of a Hermit Crab Named Orange

Orange the Hermit Crab felt that his family didn’t understand him very well. He tried to explain to them that he just wanted to be left alone, but struggled to get the words out before they would say, “Just relax”, or “Try not to think about it.” He tried to take their advice, but he... Continue Reading →

#150 – The Fishy Tale of The Magic Worms

In the deepest part of a creek most people mistook for a river, a fish named Cameron was swimming amongst the mossy roots and well-worn pebbles with his energetic friends, Dave and Lucy. As it was Sunday evening, they had recently finished playing a lengthy game of Hide-and-go-Swim when Cameron announced to his now disappointed... Continue Reading →

#149 – The Spirited Tale of Lillian The Bookworm

​Lillian The Bookworm's mother was consistently inventing imaginative ways of getting her daughter to stop devouring books and get to bed. "Books are always better after a good night's rest," she would say, and Lillian knew there was always truth to be found in her words. Now, having to face the challenges of the world... Continue Reading →

#147 – The Tale of What Happened in the Video Arcade

Between the hours of two-thirty and three-twenty every Saturday afternoon, Greenvale's video arcade, PM's Amusements, would be all but empty, save for a twelve-year-old boy dressed in sneakers, jeans and a t-shirt, named Jimmy Taylor. With a chocolate milkshake in one hand and the equivalent of one week's pocket money in the other, Jimmy would... Continue Reading →

#146 – The Tale of Mr McFrederickson’s Umbrella Emporium

With his hands resting on his bony hips on the outside of his grey suit jacket and a wide grin on his face, Peter McFrederickson stood amongst the crowds in the Town Center, admiring the modest stall symbolising his most impressive achievement to date: Mr McFrederickson's Umbrella Emporium. Mr McFrederickson reached into his pocket and... Continue Reading →

#145 – The Tale of Jason and the Maze – Part 2 of 2

If you missed it, you can read Part 1 by CLICKING HERE! "Green Forever, green with me. Green perfection, green be free." Green perfection. Jason and his grandparents agreed they would meet back at the entrance if they became separated for any longer than twenty minutes. Relishing several minutes of enjoyable confusion, Jason reached down... Continue Reading →

#144 – The Tale of Jason and the Maze – Part 1 of 2

"Green Forever, green with me. Green perfection, green be free." There was no way out, so sitting cross-legged in the middle of the dirt path had become one of Jason Garrison's favourite morning rituals. Over the past three months, Jason had trained his legs to hold this position for more than a few seconds, and... Continue Reading →

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