A Story for the Kids

The Noble Adventures of TickleiaMy son has a small doll that he has had since birth, which we call the Tickle Fairy. Since he was a teeny tiny man we would use her long, soft hair to tickle him. It was one of the first things that ever made him laugh. As part of Tarquin’s birthday celebrations I wrote up a story about her that I told him one night while trying to coax him to sleep.

I have decided to release this story as a free to download, Creative Commons PDF. I hope you enjoy it. It’s not the second coming of J.R.R., but I had fun making it, and want to share it.

A word about the photos: As part of the project I had Tarquin take the pictures of the fairy and the dragon. A few of them were taken by me, but most were his shots.

Download it here.

  • Cobaltie

    Hey, just wanted to say I’m a new listener (came over from the cross-promotion on JC Hutchins’ super-fan thing), but I’m really enjoying the story so far! I listened to it pretty much all day at work yesterday, and even some while at home, just to catch up. I’m somewhere around episode 13 now, I think, so I’m glad there’s a new one already!

    Very cool story so far, I think my favorite character, at least in how you do the voice, is Coyote. I could be biased, though, I live with a coyote-like person. :-} I also think it’s cool that Anansi is an actual black man, unlike some other fictional depictions of him I’ve seen.

    You’re inspiring me, I have a novel in my head that, if ever written, will be released as a podiobook. Listening to more of them, I know that’s a fun way to go these days. Keep it up!

  • Thanks so much for listening! I am glad you found your way over here and are enjoying the show.

    Please let me know if I can give you any help in any way with your novel – as much as it is weird out there for publishing, I think NOW is the time to be producing media of any kind! Good luck!