Category Archives: middle grade fiction

The Artist and Ganymede

There was an old artist with his cat named Ganymede. They sat before a window high in a tower. Below was the market, above was the sky, and a circus on rooftops where all animals could fly. In the morning … Continue reading

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The Forest Girl – finale

In the last installment Lisa and Lance sought refuge at Lance’s house after fleeing from Cerridwen’s violent transformation. Then Lisa returned home. What will the two discover when they meet up the following day and return to Cerridwen’s home? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ … Continue reading

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Charlie, Charlie

A little tongue-in-cheek story. ______________________________________ Foyer of a dark abandoned house at night. Wind howls outside. A sheet of notebook paper lies in the middle of the dusty floor encircled by candles. Two pencils lie across one another, the one … Continue reading

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The Forest Girl – part three

In part two we left Lisa Browning fleeing from Cerridwen, who was revealing more of her bizarre character. Lance Carpenter, who has been interested in Cerridwen, also began to make connections with the Ash family and the disappearances of children … Continue reading

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The Forest Girl – part two

Here is the second installment of the “Forest Girl”. In the first part we ended with Lisa and Cerridwen talking at the dinner table with Cerridwen’s parents. Cerridwen wanted to know if Lisa had brought music. Lisa said she had … Continue reading

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The Forest Girl

This is the first of four installments of a revised short story. It is aimed at a young audience but should be fun regardless of age. Lisa Browning enjoyed winter more than any other season. She loved the crisp air, … Continue reading

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The Aching Moon

All I remember is two other brothers and I returning to the abbey late at night, chilled and hungry. Our ministrations in the plague-ridden village had offered little to those poor wretches writhing in pain. Brother Alwin was the first … Continue reading

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