From My Heart to Yours

From My Heart to Yours

My tiny beautiful life

Tiny was excited to have been invited to Esperanza’s thanksgiving lunch. She’d heard so much about the fancy origami napkins and the special cheese-plate, and Esperanza was a wonderful cook.  It was all perfectly lovely, but something was missing. She couldn’t put her finger on it; all her favourite people were gathered around the table … Read More

Stick Season

Stick Season

My tiny beautiful life

The lady inside Miss Rose’s telly-box said it had been the worst storm in 100 years. Tiny went outside to survey the damage, and felt dizzy with dismay. Treetops resembled the scene of a gruesome battle! Trees were ragged from fighting with the winds, and leaves and garden ornaments lay helplessly about the streets. She … Read More

The Best Night of the Year

The Best Night of the Year

My tiny beautiful life

Miss. Mary Margaret’s annual bonfire party was fast approaching, and Tiny’s Storytime-Club chattered excitedly about their plans. “I can’t wait for treacle toffee!” squealed Woodmint, rubbing his paws in glee.“I’m excited for roasted hazelnuts!” added Liesel.“I’m looking forward to soft buttery potatoes all zipped up in their hot crunchy jackets,” Tiny said dreamily, her mouth … Read More

The Pumpkin Patch

The Pumpkin Patch

My tiny beautiful life

It was a brisk and sunny October morning, as Tiny and Penny-dog ambled through the village of Treetops. They stopped to wave at Apple Tree who swirled in the crisp autumn wind, her branches now light and empty. Further down the lane, strange noises were coming from Old Man Guthrie’s garden, where three plump and … Read More

The Apple Tree

The Apple Tree

My tiny beautiful life

The twisted old apple tree had lived at the end of Orange Blossom Lane for as long as anyone could remember. Each morning, Tree would bring a smile to Tiny’s face as she swirled in the morning sun, and this autumn she was whirlier than ever. “Apples for sale! Apples for Sale! Lovely, juicy apples … Read More

The Mist

The Mist

My tiny beautiful life

Tiny woke early that morning, her mind had been restless and expectant and even Mother the Moon’s silvery light could not sooth her. She slipped out through the back door and tiptoed to the Misty Ripple Meadow. Gazing around her in awe, she wondered if she had stumbled into a dream; the violet-hued meadowlands were … Read More

Little Bee

Little Bee

My tiny beautiful life

The past few days had been an unexpected delight, the air was a warm golden syrup, and clouds dozed idly overhead. The carpets of goldenrod thrummed listlessly to themselves, and even the bees were too lazy to stray far from the hive, all save one. Tiny intended to savor every moment; she lay in a … Read More

Garden Party

Garden Party

My tiny beautiful life

It was a red-letter day in the Treetops calendar, and the villagers had gathered to honor Dana Bear, their beloved friend and owner of global food-truck, Pinker than Tin. Dana Bear had spent his life feeding and nourishing whomever he met, and it was finally his turn to be celebrated. As he sat down to … Read More

Sock Thief!

Sock Thief!

My tiny beautiful life

Tiny was late for her lunch-date with Liesel Greenleaf, and reached into her drawer to retrieve her sparkly new socks. Her hand came back empty.“Hmm, that’s strange,” she muttered, “Penny-dog, have you seen my new socks?” Penny-dog stood sheepishly in the doorway. Tiny searched around hopelessly, then flung open the wardrobe doors. “Nooooooooo!” yelped Penny-dog, … Read More