The King’s Apples

This story takes place in a time from long ago, when kings and queens ruled the land. Most kings became famous for their battlefield wit, their economic prowess, or for a particularly prosperous reign; but in this story, the King is famous for his apples. His orcharder was tremendously experienced, and skillful in his field; … Continue reading The King’s Apples

An illustration done in graphite and digital media. A chickadee sits on a thin branch, looking in on the living room of the man who feeds her. He's sitting in an armchair in front of the fire, alone, with his back to us, There is a solitary stocking on the mantel and a Christmas tree in the rightmost corner of the room, with no presents under it.

The Old Man and His Birds

Once there was an old man, who always fed the birds all winter; he would put out suet cakes and all sorts of seeds for them, with lots of little bird-feeders all around his garden and his backyard. It was Christmastime, and so the old man was out every day, checking the feeders, filling the … Continue reading The Old Man and His Birds