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#Halloween: The Attention-Seeking Shapeshifter

Fairyland is full of shapeshifters; they’re part of the natural balance.  But occasionally you’ll come across a shapeshifter who has gone out of control. Such a one is Nigel the Nuisance, who uses his shapeshifting to show off.  He practises … Continue reading

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Pearly Practises Blogging

Hi, Pearl here. Millie has said I need to practise my blogging skills, so I’m doing today’s post. Recently, Annabelle has been putting extra bits of cold chicken and turkey on Millie’s dinner. She doesn’t think I’ve noticed, but I … Continue reading

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Faeries and Aliens: A Review of ‘Thieves in the Night’ by Joshua Cutchin

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THIEVES IN THE NIGHT: A Brief History of Supernatural Child Abductions by Joshua Cutchin (Anomalist Books, 2018) ISBN: 9781938398957 This book comes just at the right time. The debate about the possible connections between the folkloric representations…

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September Sunflower

I can’t believe it’s a month since my last post! I know I only post once a month, but time seems to be speeding up. Maybe it’s something to do with being an old dog. Another problem of old age … Continue reading

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A Loosening of the Spirit

As I get older I find I’m more aware of the astral plane than the earthly world, even when I’m awake. It’s as if my spirit is gradually coming loose from my body, ready for that final trip. I keep … Continue reading

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Hot Dogs and #Free Book!

It’s HOT here at the moment! Readers in other countries might say, ‘Of course it is, it’s summer,’ but we haven’t had a proper summer in this country for 10 years, so it feels strange. Pearl finds it particularly puzzling; she’s … Continue reading

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My Not So Pedigree Dogs

As a literate Lurcher I’m always on the lookout for new talent, and I love this story by our friend Poppy, a promising writer at age 11. This tale was inspired by her own dogs. My Not So Pedigree Dogs … Continue reading

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The Old and the New

Well, I’ve made it through to the spring, just like Annabelle said I would. But don’t let anyone tell you old age is a golden age . There’s precious little that’s golden about it, as far as I can see. … Continue reading

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When One of Your Favourite Fairy Tales is Given a Dark Twist #SundayBlogShare #BookReview #LostBoy

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Prior to reading Lost Boy by Christina Henry, I would have turned my nose up at the thought of reading one of my favourite fairy tales, retold with a darker twist. Favourite fairy tales for me…

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The Magic Pool

Pearl and I are not happy with Annabelle. On Easter Sunday, she went out with her friends and left us behind. This wouldn’t have been so bad, except her friends had DOGS with them. How unfair is that? If Annabelle’s friends … Continue reading

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