Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Stick Giants


Where ever there are woods, there are wood people. Most of them look just like us, just much smaller, and with harder heads. But some of them are strange, frightening even. These are the stick giants.


Most people never see a stick giant. But wherever there are woods, there are stick giants. Wherever there are rotting logs,


or stumps,


or piles of dead sticks,


or fallen branches,


or tangles of little trees,


or dead leaves,


there are stick giants.


The other people of the forest you never see, the fairies, gnomes, elves, wood people, bears, and coyotes, are afraid of the stick giants. They are afraid of them because they know that the stick giants are there, but cannot be seen, only heard, especially on windy nights, when they crack off dead branches and uproot old trees.

I'm telling you about stick giants because it is time to begin stories about the Oak Family, and the first story is called The Oak Family and the Stick Giant. It's coming soon.


Open the door and let the stories in.

Copyright 2009 Beth Curtin

5 comments:

FairiesNest said...

:) Wonderful!!

5orangepotatoes said...

So enchanting Beth!

Btw, you asked about a vapor rub, here is what I do: Essential oils- tea tree, lavender, rosemary and eucalyptus. I mix 5 drops lavender, 5 drops eucalyptus and 5 drops tea tree into 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil. I rub a little of this mixture onto necks and swollen glands. You can do this hourly. It has a wonderful smell!

lisa

gardenmama said...

I love it Beth, I can't wait to hear more : )

Tammie Lee said...

Oh, this is so wonderful, your stick giant has my attention!

elemental mother said...

Fabulous! All of it. Tremendously satisfying and inspiring to no end. Yay!!!