THE WONDERFUL WHIZZIX

May 23, 2012

I was 8 years old when I read this comic book story by Dick Moores in 1952. And what a great story it was. I mean, look, I’m posting about it 60 years later! An old car bought by Goofy is possessed by the spirit of its creator, who was cheated out of his invention […]

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RUTH PLUMLY THOMPSON

June 20, 2011

Following Bekka, the fourth chronicler of Boad will be Plumly, so named by me in honor of Ruth Plumly Thompson, who continued writing the Oz books after L. Frank Baum’s death. I received The Gnome King of Oz as a birthday present in 1955. Imagine how thrilled I was to rip off the wrapping paper […]

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WITCH’S COTTAGE

July 13, 2010

The cottage of the lavender witch, Babba Ja Harick, is located deep in the Danken Wood. Bek and Kar know all there is to know about it, although they have never seen it. But they will. They undertake a visit to the cottage in Bekka’s second chronicle, The Carven Flute, and hear from the witch […]

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BANDY OF THORNS

June 21, 2010

More than 1000 years before Bekka and Karro of Thorns dared to leave the bramble bower hedge to find adventure, the most famous bendo dreen of them all, Bandy of Thorns, became the first hedge dweller to risk adventure in far off wide open spaces.  He eventually became tutor to Wun, Tuu, and Thrii, the […]

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2 QUEENS AND A QUEEEN

June 13, 2010

This is Queen Amzo of Clover. Her story is an early one and not fully known by Bekka and Karro. However, they know very well the story of Amzo’s daughter. Here is Amzo’s daughter, Queen Lorelei Lo of Fiddleeebod Castle. That she was raised underground in a Dragon’s lair is quite a favorite tale of […]

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WELCOME

May 7, 2010

Bekka of Thorns Many years ago a few characters from a fantasy world appeared in my head. I wrote story after story, populating the world with strange creatures doing odd things. My first narrator called himself Harpo. My second called herself Lace. The two of them wrote a total of 19 stories about fiddleebod (rhymes […]

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