More than a decade ago, inspired by the writings of Neil Gaiman and Erin Morgenstern, especially her flax-golden tales, I began to write and share short fantasy fiction tales, each paired with an image.
These tales have proved to be an endless source of delight for many readers. There were a few hundred tales at last count, several not yet published, and I keep writing and adding more to the list.
Subscribers to the Monthly Missives newsletter receive a new tale every month.
All tales are archived here.
(At the moment, some of these tales are accessible only by paid subscribers and are marked by a star ⭐️, and all other tales can be read. I'm no longer offering paid subscriptions to new subscribers, and the current paid subscription offering will end in December 2023.)
You can read some of the popular tales right away without a subscription.
- to the moon and back
- the piano man
- requisite paraphernalia for your journey
- in search of winter
- a price to pay
- all in a year's work (this one is way longer than the usual fare, and with good reason, as you'll see when you read it)
- hello, dreamer ... (the very first post to explain it all, both the dream and the dreamer)
Your monthly meanders into whimsy and wonder
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