Into Sparkling Forest

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Chapter 1

Chapter 1 Excerpt One bite of a crisp apple and a slice of cheddar are perfect companions to begin my story. I offer you the first taste … Quite by surprise, some years back, I discovered a realm of mystical creatures. They hesitated in allowing me to weave their secrets onto these pages. That being …

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Chapter 2

Chapter 2 Excerpt Freckleteen had flown from the doctor’s office to pick up her brother but was side tracked by the opossum. I heard that yell for help, and then I did help, but it wasn’t the voice I thought I heard. And who is Paul? Her spirited energy zipped through Niggle-Gnat Winderwood Glen. Perplexed …

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Chapter 3

Chapter 3 Excerpt “How can I be this small?” He raked his hair with his fingers and thorns had pricked his skin. He examined the bloody scratches. “Oh—no.” Carl staggered, Blam. He passed out. He quickly came to, with a face full of moss and leaves. He swiped at mosquitoes, pulled a leaf from his …

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Chapter 4

Chapter 4 Excerpt Freckleteen jumped from her vanity chair. “Oh my goodness, it’s my birthday.” She pulled off the bathing suit bottoms leaving her hair all wonky. “Sweet eleventeen. Happy birthday Darling.” “Thanks. Oh, Mom, I went to see Dr. Issac Eyebrite yesterday because my eyes… they’re fuzzy.” “Oh my, you are growing up. I’m …

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Chapter 5

Chapter 5 Excerpt Freckleteen could hardly wait to follow the trail of tracks. She zipped by the trees and over a couple of hills she went, back to the stream where she had been the day before. Old revered Oaks turned as she passed by and encouraged her forward to the river bank with a …

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Chapter 6

Chapter 6 Excerpt “Grideep, grideep, grideep,” croaked a tiny frog peeking through sunlit grasses. A glop of mud sucked up Carl’s shoe. “Oh, whoa! Wus up, Dawg?” Carl recalled a boyhood memory—looking at a tree frog, he’d wished the ‘fog’ could talk. “I’m not a dog. I’m a frog. My name is Grideep. I can’t …

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