The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen

Christmas Pachelbel- Trans Siberian Orchestra ….and a winter’s tale by Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen (1805- 1875) We think of Andersen as a children’s writer but he wrote many of his tales in the “Grimm” style; adult fairy tales that reflect cultural mores. His stories include The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen ( upon which Disney’s…

(The Dune Mouse’s) A Winter’s Tale

  I’ve started writing a bit again- my usual rather fanciful tales especially at this time of year. So starting early,  here is a short story that is a  continuation of the winter adventures of Miss Alice Beamish. “Why this isn’t the same place at all!” said Miss Alice Beamish,”and where’s unicorn!?” She looked around…

Greyfriars Bobby

Better late than never for Robyn Gosby’s One Four Challenge where you process an image four ways in four weeks. Although I have a few new pictures, because I love a good story I had an urge to use an older one that is very dear to my heart. The Story of Greyfriars Wee Bobby In the picturesque…

One Four Challenge- Week 4

I’m back in business though I have a lot yet to download and sort to the new hard drive after it failed on me last week!! (my files were saved!) I am too late for Monochrome Madness but here is  my Week 4 of Robyn Gosby’s Challenge. Be sure to check out all the wonderful submissions. This is the…

One Four Challenge week 3

Week 3 of Robin Gosby’s One Four Challenge and feeling a bit limited with my subject  I attempted an “old masters” look!  I wanted it to look cracked and I layered it with both an old canvas texture and a photo I took of an old  still life print. I added a bit of perfect…

One Four Challenge – week 2

Robyn’s One Four challenge– week 2 A Birth ( chapter 2) One day an elephant appeared on the mantel. He had ivory tusks and his trunk curled upward in blessing.  A clock was sitting inside the howdah perched  on top of his back.   The father of the little Miss was a world traveler and often brought…

One Four Challenge

Robyn Gosby’s One Four Challenge – and a short story Memories of a button hook child (a very old fashioned tale from days gone by) The Accident There was no telling how long sweet Bonny Tuliptoes  had resided on the mantel. She herself could not remember. Long ago she was joined by the infant, Bluebell Shadow who sucked her thumb, the tiny…

Alice’s Twinkling Winter’s Tale

Twinkle Tales or Alice in Winterland  a short story for all the believers among us ( a Daily Post WordPress Prompt – Twinkle)   ” Oh  my!” thought Miss Alice Beamish, after having finished off the bottle that said Drink Me, “Rabbit has been busy!!” The whole warren was filled with a rather erratic mess of…

A return to Wonderland ( another telling)

           Walking in the woods with Alice a short story “Only a few find the way, some don’t recognize it when they do – some… don’t ever want to.”  – Cheshire Cat It’s a wonderful journey to the rabbit hole revisited.  Alice rolls her eyes as though she knows I never believed she would find it….