THE MAGIC FISH

November 20, 2013
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The magic fish removed it spectacles, placed them on the bedside table, doused the glow lamp, and settled back with a sigh to sleep. Sleep, however, refused to visit. The constant drip, drip, drip of air bubbles blurping up from the faucet in the bathroom tap, tap, tapped on the magic fish’s brain. Drat, thought […]

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BRANDY

March 27, 2013
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Once upon a time a lackadaisical car dealership owner’s daughter traipsed into the woods hauling her wagon loaded with four 2 gallon jugs of brandy. First she met a wolf who threatened to read tax instructions at her. He was soon placated when the girl shared with him one jug of brandy. Continuing on her […]

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THE FROG KING AND THE FROG QUEEN

February 25, 2013
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The frog king and the frog queen lived quite happily in, on and under a garden green. For you see, they possessed everything their hearts desired. Centuries of collecting had crammed bowers in the garden and caverns underneath with a dazzling array of items. There were steak knives with handles of purest ash, a wind-up […]

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THE LEAF QUEEN

November 27, 2012
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The Leaf Queen had fallen on hard times, and what hard times they were. Forced to beg for scraps while wandering cold and ill-clothed, she went from village to village until at last she reached the sea. There she cried out for salvation over the impatient waves, and fair curling steady breakers they were, believe […]

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THE GLOWING PRINCESS

May 21, 2012
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Once upon a time in a Queendom by the nearest freeway, Queen Blood Lily of the Moon despaired of her daughter, the Princess Ferret Eyes. For you see, although Ferret Eyes was as lovely as a cormorant, she displayed a marked tendency to glow. Therefore, a competition to douse the Princess was proposed by the […]

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THE TWO RUDE PRINCESSES

December 12, 2011
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In a kingdom as peaceful as can be expected there resided a pair of rude princesses. Their similarities were so striking that there was only one way to tell them apart. Both were rude and nasty. However, Bess was rude, nasty and unkempt. Tess was rude, nasty and kempt. Their shared rudeness and nastiness was […]

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THE TWO SISTERS

December 4, 2011
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Once upon a time, and a very fine time it was, there lived at the edge of a forest in a faraway land a wealthy woodcutter and his two daughters. The sisters were twins, one comely, the other goly. They ran a boutique doublet shoppe next to the sawmill and were quite content. The comely […]

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