George's Lantern–A story as we enter the dark time of year

This story was written by Mary Blanche, an EC teacher from Boulder Colorado.  When I first started teaching parent-child class many years ago with my dear friend Sue, we presented this story as a puppet play: George’s Lantern Lying in the meadow grass, And gazing at the Autumn sky, “Dear Father Sun,” said George out …

Story #49: Two Princesses, a Prince, Lamb and Red Dragon

Two Princesses, A Prince, Lamb and Red Dragon   Once upon a time, there were two Princesses and a Prince.  They lived in a rainbow palace with their parents, the King and Queen, and with their pets, a little lamb and a red dragon.  The children loved to play in the great garden behind the …

Story #47–Rainbow Land–The Red Fairy

Rainbow Land—the Red Fairy   Oh lovely rainbow, see it span, So lovely shining over the land You are so red, gold, green and blue, I’d like to climb it now with you. From Quentenlieder: Music for Young Children in the Mood of the Fifth by Julius Knierim   Let’s put on our special rainbow …

Story #45–Don't Know and Don't Care

Don’t Know and Don’t Care A nut bounced on Don’t Care’s head, and bounced into his paws. Don’t Care looked up and saw Lucy and Patrick giggling. He shrugged his shoulders. “Don’t care,” he said as he cracked the nut. “Hey, we were playing with that,” said Patrick. “Don’t care,” said Don’t Care, nibbling on …

First Draft #43-Magic Soup, The Whole Story

Magic Soup by Susan Bruck   “Blessings on our good lunch!” “Oh, no, not soup again.” “Santiago, this is magic soup.  It’s made from the vegetables from our garden.” “Yuck!  I don’t like it.  Besides, there’s no such thing as magic.” Mama just smiled and hummed a little tune as she went to get her …

Memories of Stories Past–ISWG post!

It’s the first Wednesday of August, and that means it time for another post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Starting last month (although I didn’t notice until after I posted) there’s now an (optional) theme/prompt for the month. This month’s question: What was your very first piece of writing as an aspiring writer? Where …