Longest Night - The Magical Light Tree

Bright winter sun bathed the Orchid Whimbles' wee cottage. It was the Season of Magical Light. Rudi poured two cups of jasmine tea and handed one to his twin sister, Sasha. Their Companion, Elspeth the Elfin Dragon, sipped her mint tea brewed to ensure healthy sweet smelling breath. "Can…

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The Guardians of the Patch

Harvest in The Upper Meadows is the Pillow Whimbles' favorite time of year. The fall solstice marks not only the lengthening of nights and cooler days but also the annual Pillow Whimble Pumpkin Contest.

Lumenesians from all the colonies…

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Believe

Stafford the Tiny Tree Frog sat dejectedly atop a smooth yellow mushroom. Below him the narrow stream wound its way through the garden. He watched the sparkling water bubble over the pebbles on its merry way.

But, Stafford wasn't merry at all. He was very, very blue.…

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Sailing the Star-Filled Sea Part I

Annabelle, Annie, look out! You're flying too close to the water!" Thanu the Anciennan Cat cried. The Thimballoon dove perilously close to the glittering, Star-Filled Sea. 

"Not to worry, Thanu. I know exactly what I am doing! My goodness. Look at all those shimmering silvery…

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Sailing the Star-Filled Sea Part II

Thanu did as he was asked, but when he lifted the net over and into the thimble, it was empty.

"Oh, no! My net is empty! Annabelle cried. "Where did all the stars go?"  She shook her head in disbelief.

"Annabelle, the…

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