Bizarre wee Beasties

 © 2019 Christine Larsen

This story began as an entry in a children’s story competition and when unsuccessful there, moved on to be accepted by another anthology of women writers. It is now part of an eBook with proceeds going to a specified charity, but copyright remains with me.

And so , here it is for you to enjoy – for free. Do hope you and yours share many happy hours learning about my Small Knitty Gritty Kids. Will you be tempted to learn more about them? They were so much fun to create, and each one of them have the most amazing tales.

I hope it won’t confuse you too much that these are being read as bedtime stories by the author’s grand-daughter to her small brother. I’m hoping they are divided clearly enough for your reading pleasure.

Please stay patient with the tweaking I will probably continue to do as I add more chapters. It’s one of the ‘norms’ of this authoring business… to keep finding things to change or improve!

Welcome to my small family’s world!

First??  The Small Knitty Gritty Kids (or how it all came about) (click here)


It really is Time…

to pay attention to this dear site.

It’s just that I’ve been SO busy everywhere else. But now I have a particular story to tell here.

It didn’t win a competition I entered for judgement on its beginning chapters, or even come anywhere near.

BUT it has been part of an anthology  –

AND I am thrilled to have been part of that ‘volunteer’ collection –

AND that eBook is on sale on Amazon now –

STRONG WOMEN

Strong Women by [NeoLeaf Press, Stephen Brayton, Cassandra DenHartog, Dennis Maulsby]

The spiel that introduces the anthology says it beautifully –

The phrase ‘strong women’ can refer to countless things, from historical achievements, to self-made business women, to the strongest mothers out there. Strong Women is an anthology just about that, from the authors of the magazine Mom’s Favorite Reads. This collection of stories, featuring new and award-winning authors, span from a martial arts detective, to a girl working in a haunted café, all the way to a lady who takes down the queen of demons with a blessed baseball bat. You’ll be thrown into action, laughs, and even some chills.

Proceeds of this anthology go to help continue to keep Mom’s Favorite Reads free for everyone. The volunteers who keep this magazine running donate countless hours writing, editing, and producing this magazine. Help support them and in return get a great collection of stories.

I am proud to be a part of this worthy anthology.

BUT BEST OF ALL (as far as I’m concerned), at last, I can put the whole story up here for any and everyone to read for free – and because it’s on this pretty site, I can include all the pictures. Here is the cover to hopefully tempt you to enter into my word of  –

I exert the moral right to be listed as the originator and owner of this work.  © 2019 Christine Larsen

 

There are old faces and new,

both human and of the wee Beasties variety, but fear not,

ALL are sweet and good friends –

to each other and to all who share their histories.

Please keep an eye on this site – I will be working in the background for a bit, copying this story and all its pics from another home where they’ve been resting for far too long.

The action WILL begin – very, very SOON!

 

Christine