Back Under the Willow

Time passed under the willow. The weather witch did not return and the stone goblin, believed by the villagers to be a sleeping gnome, was still propped against its trunk. Over time, dogs and cats sniffed at him, robins perched on his head, but no magpies visited. He soon disappeared beneath a clump of brambles […]

The Willow Tree Goblin

Long ago, a goblin lived beneath a willow, where daylight was green, and leaves rustled in the breeze. His name was Willow – Will for short. He was friends with a magpie that landed on the topmost branch each day to share gossip. One day, as Will watched a robin build a nest, the tree […]

The Selfish Giant’s Garden

They visited every day For the grass, starry flowers And space to play for hours. In spring, peach trees burst into blossom And the happy children feasted on fruit all autumn. After a seven year visit with a Cornish ogre, Summer saw the return of the owner, A selfish giant who scared them away With […]

The Little Robber Girl

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Fairy Tale Prompt When I was a child, I remember reading The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen and wondering about the little robber girl who helped Gerda in her search for Kai, who had been lured away by the Snow Queen.  One freezing, dark night in the middle of […]