This is a story to read to a friend.
"…We sailed out past the Plimley Reef,
we sailed copper-blue at night,
we heard the brass in nails, holding up our sails,
and we calmed, candle's light.
There was no place we didn’t go,
nor friends in each who didn't know
the Captain;s face as a friend to be
the settling grace of his wooden feet
fresh from walking the wooden seas."
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|Age Range:||5 - 11 Years|
About the Author
Dear Readers, When I was 12, I took judo lessons. Mr. Sam Nishi was powerful; wise. He almost broke my arm; stopping just before 'we' knew it would crack: "... to teach you not to fear pain." (thanks) He taught me balance, nutrition and respect for women: "They are smarter and stronger than us." He told me that people without imagination are poor. Happily, my characters take me with them; how kind of them. Toad hops around the land, in full Toad grace, saying things like: “I have to be my own judge because nobody else understands me!” I received this note: “Today, I read 2 of your short stories - I think your mind is a work of art! Thank you for injecting a bit of joy into my day." C. Fairbanks. You can share these free stories with anyone by sending them the link to this page: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/hutcom Unexpected and cheerful gifts, appear like good luck. Thank you for reading my stories, Ian Hutton