Little Red Hen

Little Red Hen Author Unknown Edited by A.Reilly Little Red Hen lived in a barnyard. She spent almost all of her time walking about the barnyard in her picketty-pecketty fashion, scratching everywhere for worms. She dearly loved fat, delicious worms and felt they were absolutely necessary to the health of her children. As often as…

October Tale

October Tale by Neil Gaiman From A Calendar of Tales “That feels good,” I said, and I stretched my neck to get out the last of the cramp. It didn’t just feel good, it felt great, actually. I’d been squashed up inside that lamp for so long. You start to think that nobody’s ever going…

May Tale

May Tale by Neil Gaiman From A Calendar of Tales In May I received an anonymous Mother’s Day card. This puzzled me. I would have noticed if I had ever had children, surely? In June I found a notice saying “Normal Service will be Resumed as Soon as Possible” taped to my bathroom mirror, along…

June Tale

June Tale by Neil Gaiman From A Calendar of Tales My parents disagree. It’s what they do. They do more than disagree. They argue. About everything. I’m still not sure that I understand how they ever stopped arguing about things long enough to get married, let alone to have me and my sister. My mum…

July Tale

July Tale by Neil Gaiman From A Calendar of Tales The day that my wife walked out on me, saying she needed to be alone and to have some time to think things over, on the first of July, when the sun beat down on the lake in the centre of the town, when the…

April Tale

April Tale by Neil Gaiman From A Calendar of Tales You know you’ve been pushing the ducks too hard when they stop trusting you, and my father had been taking the ducks for everything he could since the previous summer. He’d walk down to the pond. “Hey ducks,” he’d say to the ducks. By January…

The Empty Cave

The Empty Cave by Gordon Dioxide From gordondioxide.com Once upon a time there was a cave. It was completely empty except for all the air. The air was everywhere as you would expect. But you wouldn’t expect to find a double-decker bus in a cave. And you’d be right, because there were no double-decker buses…

Chicken Licken

Chicken Licken by Gordon Dioxide From gordondioxide.com One day the sky fell down and hit Chicken Licken on the head. “I thought that was going to happen” said Chicken Licken. He had a great big bump on his head, so he set off to tell the doctor. On his way he met Monkey Grunkey, who…

Another Monday Morning 

Another Monday Morning by Gordon Dioxide From gordondioxide.com Jeremy hated Monday mornings. Everything always seemed to go disastrously wrong, and this particular Monday was going to be even worse. The first thing he did was climb out of bed, only to find that his bedroom floor had disappeared! So he went crashing down to the…

Six Bears Get In A Pickle

Six Bears Get In A Pickle by Gordon Dioxide From gordondioxide.com Once upon a time there was a family of six bears. There was Daddy Bear, Mummy Bear, Blue Bear, Big Bear, Clever Bear and Completely Bear. They lived in a forest that didn’t have any trees. Now, as you might expect, Daddy Bear was…

A Lovely Sunny Day

A Lovely Sunny Day by Gordon Dioxide From gordondioxide.com It was a lovely sunny day in Oak Tree Farm. An 8-year old boy called Tommy lay by the stream listening to the sounds of the countryside. The birds were singing, the cows were mooing, the lions were roaring, and the sheep were ….. Hang on,…