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Mothers of Step are more often then not, A cruel, twisted and unpleasant lot. This one was no exception to the rule, And had two ugly daughters just as cruel. Now, there lived another girl in the house, Not quite pretty but not really a grouse. And as it is in all stories of old, […]

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The Rude Witch

‘She HAS to be taught a lesson,’ said Merlin, pacing round and round his study in frustration. Little Toppy the Elf, took a tentative step back, trying to stay out of the way of the tall Wizard’s boots. ‘It cannot be done, your Wizardiness’ said Toppy, and then stopped when he saw Merlin glaring down […]

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What happened to Charlie?

A tall, stretchy gentleman, with knobbly knees Called Charlie Eldridge, if you please One bright morning woke up to find, His cricket bat poking through his behind. With a yelp, Charlie jumped off the bed, And found another shock instead. His hands were transparent, so were his feet, This time Charlie gave a little bleat. […]

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The Fisherman & The Genie

Once upon a time, in a land far away, A fisherman set out with his net on a sleigh. He had a wife and 3 children to feed, Some big, fat fish was his only greed. You would agree then with his distress, When the first 3 lots were stones, shells and a general mess. […]

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The World in Johnny’s Back Garden

Scribble Desk’s Take: Fancy yourself an Adult who knows what a child sees and imagines? I bet my friend Kurt Chambers’ brilliant short story can change your mind. It changed mine. The World in Johnny’s Back Garden The window misted with Johnny’s breath as he gazed out upon his garden with eager anticipation. Trails of […]

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