Short and sweet
My short story Planet Towing – inspired by the name of a real business – won a competition and was published on the Kids' Book Review website.
Three of my other short stories - synopses below - have been published in an anthology for children: Charms (volume 2) by Prints Charming Books. You can purchase the book from me.
A Foolhardy Quest
The queen’s castle is besieged by a mighty army. Only Hardy, the jester, is foolish enough to leave the castle to seek aid. Through acts of kindness, Hardy gathers a grateful band of farmers, cooks, musicians and children. But how can they help the queen?
Moving the Goalposts
Susan the seagull is afraid to leave the football stadium for the beach on her own. Frank the football is afraid that the professional players will kick the stuffing out of him. Ben the boy is afraid to tell his dad that he doesn't like watching football. One act of courage could change everything.
Cat and Mouse
Kate wants a pet. Mum says no. Then something starts making noises in the night and eating Kate's homework. Mum loses sleep. Dad calls in a pest exterminator. But for whom is the trap really set?
During an especially noisy elementary school assembly I witnessed a common marvel.
Someone spoke, 'Once upon a time...'' into the microphone, and the room hushed.
Richelle E. Goodrich