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A Winter Story and Blessing

A brief story about keeping hope alive, and a winter blessing for storytellers.

The Golden Key

(An “imagination teaser” from the Grimm brothers, referred to in one of my newsletter articles, “The Spark of Your Story Fire.”) It was winter. The snow was on the ground, and the boy had to go out and haul in firewood on his sled. And when he gathered and loaded it up, he was so [...]

The Fox and the Crane

This 1895 version is by James Baldwin, an educator and author from Indiana, USA. I include it to illustrate what I call the “Shallow Bowl Syndrome,” in which we teachers and communicators provide others with the kind of bowls we ourselves like to drink out of. (I mention this in my description of the Beginning [...]

Little Red Riding Hood

(This translation from the Grimm Brothers is by Margaret Hunt in 1884. It is in the public domain. I post this here as an example for eTips from the Storytelling Coach #80) Once upon a time there was a dear little girl who was loved by every one who looked at her, but most of [...]

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