Another Limerick!

I often have strange or comical dreams before waking. In this morning’s dream I was on a stage with several other people sitting on small wooden chairs. The stage curtains were royal blue with gold trim. We were gathered to recite limericks that we made up on the spot. As I have only written one […]

How Henri Avoided Spring Cleaning (Again!)

As a perennial procrastinator I sheepishly admit that some years my Spring cleaning doesn’t get done until Autumn.  This year, however, I promised myself extra chocolate if I accomplished these tasks in a timely fashion. I toiled away at these mundane chores for two months. I noticed Henri was conspicuously absent for several hours every […]

A Magickal Shoppe

The Witch’s Hat Shoppe The new moon was already rising as Esmeralda hurried away from the office. Having to stay late for the third time that week, most likely without anything extra forthcoming in her pay envelope, was rather disheartening. Crossing rapidly to the High Street to buy ingredients for dinner, she gazed up at […]

The New Hat

The New Hat Miranda pulled her threadbare cloak closer, shivering in the cold autumn wind.  The sun was setting as she hurried to the market.  Not much would be left at this hour, but whatever she found would be less expensive. Everything started out well enough when they wed four years ago.  John was a […]

Spell-Check is Your Friend

I inherited this item and could not decide if it was awfully beautiful or just plain awful.  I  had no idea of its history or worth.  After about an hour searching I found a listing for one just like it.  The advertisement was entitled: ‘Porcellian Terrain’ and went on to describe the attributes of such […]

The Coachman’s Revenge

The Coachman’s Revenge Heavy rain and wild wind slashed at the coach as it rumbled along the road. Though freezing and soaked to the skin, the Coachman’s masterful driving kept the carriage from overturning.  A tremendous clap of thunder and a bolt of lightning that lit the night sky frightened the horses into a mad […]