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Stories

To Touch the Clouds

This is a fable-like story about a girl’s adventure to touch the clouds and how her journey triggers the journeys of the individuals she meets along the way. Recipe is Banana Banana Bread.

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Stuart the Apple Tree

Have you ever read Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree? It asks us to think about the appropriate relationship between human beings and nature. This story is my exploration of that question. Meet Nilo and his friend Stuart, the apple tree. Food pairing is French Apple Tart.

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The Brown Packaging Paper

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! This is a story about a new piece of brown packaging paper on its first delivery job. However, throughout the delivery process, the paper starts to struggle with the reality of the profession – that being packaging paper can be a thankless job. Luckily, not all folks see things in the same way and that is often how creativity is born. Food pairing is Lemon Pound Cake.

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There’s a Monster in My Closet

There are probably as many children’s stories about monsters in closets as there are clothes in my closet. But what if finding a monster in your closet was… normal, and you were the only one surprised? Join Marley as he gets to know his monster. Recipe is Chinese Tea Eggs.

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Kitara’s Tea Party

In Kitara’s Tea Party, a fox finds a snake blocking the only path through the mountain. All she has is her wits and a picnic basket. How will she make it to her party? Food pairing is lavender snickerdoodle cookies.

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Pancakes and Buttermilk

This poem is special. I wrote this poem when I was 12 years old for my elementary school newspaper “Henderson Puppy Prints”. Food pairing is Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes.

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Might Be Kind of Perfect

This is a poem about silver linings. Fears unfold as a girl imagines her first day at school. She is alone, terrified and does not fit in, but her creativity and hope is steadfast. Food pairing is Spinach and Bacon Quiche.

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Something Amazing

Something Amazing is about a girl named Mollie who plants a mysterious seed in her class gardening project. Everyone else’s seedlings bloom into beautiful flowers, but Mollie’s seed just looks like an alien weed. What will the seedling grow up to be? Food pairing is…something amazing. 😉

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Annalise and the Sky

In Annalise and the Sky, an eight year old albino girl finds a piece of the sky and discovers that it comes from the other side of the world. Follow her on her journey of independence, curiosity and bravery. When Annalise sleeps, the boundaries between her imagination and reality blur, and she is faced with a life-changing decision. Food pairing is Cherry Cobbler.

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