A story can be as simple as the answer to “How was your day?” or as profound as the archetypal myth that shapes a culture.
Stories are important. They have been at the heart of human communication from the very beginning, told in gesture and dance even before the evolution of words. They connect us, giving us a common metaphor to relate to the chaos of life.
Stories are magic. They dissolve the boundaries of time and space and carry us away to experiences, characters, adventures, and environments unavailable in our everyday world.
I have two stories I would like to share with you, and another one on the way. I invite you to meet Lyra who is transformed by her relationship to the spirit of a great oak tree. (Leaves in Her Hair), and Clara who experiences what it is like to be an old woman in a young body. (Never Again) Later I can introduce you to Daniel, and Lily and Rose (The Purest Gold), but they haven’t finished telling me their story yet.
My hope for you as you read my stories is that they may touch your heart, awaken your imagination, and allow you to transcend your own personal tale to live a while in another world.