Once Upon a Future: Earth

It had been seven days since they had found their double-hulled ‘cat’. It was nearly ready for the crossing and Sooley, feeling restless, went for a walk-a-bout in case she had missed something they could use. As his eye was still healing, she left Rufus with Peri and...

Chicken Coop Rescue

Chickens have few defences against predators. Roosters can attack with their talons, but they’re no match for the hunters that come in the dark. A good chicken house is essential to keep out night raiders such as mink, otter, raccoons, even rats in search of the...

A Hard Place

Stephanie lay on her back on the rug, hands folded on her stomach. Zack placed a silken tasseled pillow under her head. “You’re a remarkable girl, you know that?” “Not so remarkable.” “Oh, but you are.” “No.” “Yes.” “All right. How so?” She was looking up at him and...

The Children of Wondria

The story so far: Three children, Becky, Sammy and Nicky, live in a place called Wondria. It’s a place where all creatures have wings and can fly, and the children each have a flying horse. They are out for a day’s fun when they see a terrible storm...

Shut the Front Door

  A friend asked us a question one day shortly after we married: “When you put your hand on the front door knob, what do you feel?” He asked it to gauge how home life was.  Coming home from a school board meeting where the politics can be brutal, I consider this...

The Squirrel & The Owl

Click above for Video ReadingStory Craig Spence / Art Diana Durrand Ptero was  going about his business one evening, searching for nuts, berries and tasty insects to eat, when – whoosh – Bubo, the owl swept down and snatched him up in her talons. He...