The prince of butterflies

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Two days after John Farrington’s eleventh birthday, a migration of monarch butterflies landed on his house. When John came out the front door that morning, the monarchs covered the side of his home like some living carpet, their orange wings … Continue reading

Mom goes on strike at Christmas

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No one could have predicted that Mom would go on strike at Christmas. It all started innocently enough the first Sunday in Advent. Mom had made a list of all the people she had to send Christmas cards to this … Continue reading

Barricades

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There are barricades around the heart asking to be breached.

Sooner or later, we all run out of excuses for staying small and safe.

Danna Faulds

A perfect day for Santa

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It was four days before Christmas and the town sat still, as if Old Man Winter had forgotten the snow everyone was wishing for. Grandpa and I worked at the department store where he asked kids what they wanted for … Continue reading