The Sun, The Sword and the Flower, Chapter 3

Suddenly a movement appeared in the air, and a moment later, a huge grey web flew over the children. Olga, still passionately at work, did not notice anything and Elvira was frozen with fear. But Dima was not taken aback. He grabbed his sword and putting all the strength of his spirit into it, he chopped at the web…

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The Sun, The Sword and the Flower, Chapter 2

That night, a real storm brewed outside the windows. The large trees twisted and turned, and their branches banged and scraped menacingly as if trying to pry their way into the room. Worries and doubts were trying to sneak into their heads.

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The Sun, the Sword and the Flower, Chapter 1

The children woke in the middle of the night. There was a strange rustling sound coming from their desk. “Listen,” the girl whispered in dismay, “there’s someone there!” The boy listened for a moment, but the sounds had stopped – if they had ever been there …

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A Jar Full of Rainbows!

It was her birthday. She so wanted to see her friends, but because of the virus and the quarantine it was impossible to invite guests… But suddenly, unexpectedly, the door bell rang […]

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Enchanted Prince & Riding Hood

golden fairy lake with flowers

A beautiful squirrel was sitting on the edge of a bench. In truth, though, she was not a squirrel but a real fairy from an outlandish forest. She had to pass a difficult exam on magic, and so she had come here to practice. […]

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The Spirit of Faerie-tales


woman looking out over mountain dale
She stood by the window, enfolded by the music of November. A cold and gloomy wind threw the fallen leaves mercilessly throughout the garden while low-hanging grey clouds threatened with rain…

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A Lorelei Fantasy

Some years ago we were travelling the Rhine. An unforgettable journey… Old castles and cities dotted the fascinating landscape at every bend of the magnificent river around the lush vineyards flowing down the lush hillsides! And… the Legends! I began work on a story and song then, inspired by this trip. But something was missing, […]

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Grandma’s Cup


cracked mug used as planter for clover
She found her in the kitchen, holding a cracked, old mug in her hands. A cloud of dark energy hovered overhead. A slow stream of hollow, grey spirits were moving towards it through the air. ”What happened, dear?” the woman asked worriedly. […]

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Friends


Return to Yggdrasill by Ole Henrik Skjelstad on 500px.com

Nestled on a narrow strip of land between two lakes the house stood on the very shores of both. Trees, mountains and skies reflected in their peaceful crystal waters.
In the morning, the splendour of the rising sun mirrored like liquid gold in the lake to the East. And in the evening the light of the setting sun would move and wreathe like living fire upon the gentle waves of the lake to the West. Indeed, the beauty of that place cannot be described in words, for it was like an amazing fairy tale […]

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The Gift – a tale from the twilight (longread)

spring forest trail, green woods, sunlight through leaves

The harvest moon shone silver through storm-riven clouds. As I latched the shutters, a last breath of cold wind forced itself into the room in a spatter of rain. With a quiet sigh, I turned and faced my guest again. She had moved close enough to the fireplace that I thought she might get singed, […]

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