Sunday, October 9, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016


And the STORY goes . . .
BEWARE! of the critic - your critic!

This is my slide video on my channel on BobbieTales about storytelling --> my challenge for you to share a story! Watch, then put a description and link in 'Post a comment' to share the story that you wrote, told or have on video.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Hare and the Turtle

One of my favorites fables because I think of myself as a turtle, slow and steady and some how winning the race. The turtle in eastern countries in their ancient myths hold up the four directions of this earth. P'ngue, the first dragon of China stood on turtle and told all that the humans would need. Turtle gave P'ngue stories to us. The coastal Indians of American have a story for the 13 section on turtle's back to 13 moons for the year.

When I was a child in Colorado, turtle still walked the prairies, and sometimes we would catch one, of course, the snapping turtle bits. The turtles were old about a foot across. I hope the slow, careful reptiles still lives on those vast plains of the midwest.

Why Hare Lost!
To the Pacific American, turtle carries 13 stories on her back.

HARE one day ridiculed the short feet and slow pace of the TURTLE, who replied, laughing: "Though you are as swift as the wind, I will beat you in a race." The Hare, believing her assertion impossible, accepted the proposal; and they agreed that the Fox should choose the course and fix the goal. On the day appointed for the race the two started together. The Tortoise never for a moment stopped, but went on with a slow but steady pace straight to the end of the course. The Hare, lying down by the wayside, fell fast asleep. At last waking up, and moving as fast as he could saw that Turtle had reached the goal, and was comfortably asleep after her success.

Slow but steady wins the race.


Aesop's Fables, The Tortoise and the Hare, translated by George Townsend, Baronet Books, p. 5, 1954.

Thirteen Moons on Turtles's Back, Joseph Bruchac and Jonathan London, illus by Thomas Locker, The Putnam and Grosset Group, 1992. ( four on each side and five down the middle of shell)

Thursday, May 5, 2016

SUCCESS Reflection --> atozchallenge

I did write 26 stories daily and posted to so others could read--> followed my theme, emotions that fit the story with one negative, had a title design for each story and the LETTER A to Z from the Blogging Challenge. I did survive and did succeed. And my pledge is to weekly add another tale --> I did fail telling the stories on because this not the venue for storytelling. So my next GREAT PROJECT will be how-to put verbal stories on itunes, plus interviews with artists, writers, and storytellers, telling their back-story of their venues for their audiences --> viewers, readers, and listeners.

Now, more stories to come!
And beyond that on the last day, April 30th, having finish early in the morning the atoz challenge; I went to the Bay Area Storytelling Festival, their last of 30. Once, I volunteer and did publicity, 2008, 2009, and 2010 the 25th festival plus took photos. One marvelous, fantastic, well-organized story festival done by volunteers for 30 years sharing professional performers from across the country and the Bay Area. A family of friends, which I hope regroups into another fantastic venue. Best of all, I bought 26 raffle tickets for my 26 stories written and posted for readers to enjoy. And beyond that, and beyond, guess what?  --> I WON THE hand-stitched QUILT, the LAST ONE, 30 YEARS of festivals and 30 years of quilts! APRIL 30 was a good day!

Saturday, April 30, 2016


Zoom, an Amazing Adventure, an original story - 1984
A to Z Blogging Challenge. DONE!
Read story on

ZOOM - An Amazing Adventure

ZEAL, zealous, zealot, zest, zestful —> ZANY

This ABC picture book started with the first graders I taught in Anchorage, Alaska, 1967 and 1968. I put up a list of words each day, and the students wrote a story or drew a picture. They were 5 or 6 years old; so in 2016 these children are now 48 to 50. I hope they have prosperous lives.

 Thank-you, story lovers for reading, may you have the most 😊 affable 😊 amazing 😊 adventure with your storytelling, verbal or written!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Sparrow's Gift - Japanese Shinto Tale

A to Z Blogging Challenge
Read about sparrow on wattpad,com
YONDER, youthful, yarn, young, yet —> YEARN

The Tongue-cut Sparrow or as I call the story, Sparrow’s Giftis a Japanese folktale that tells much about the Shinto beliefs, which are ancient, very ancient, and unwritten. The oldest records are from pieces of pottery showing birds, who were the Tarii spirits. The vital force is Komi, which is in all nature, everything is alive even rocks. To walk through the gate, Shinto - the medicine way, one must wash and then call the spirits. The ancients from 2,000 AD and earlier called this the Honey Way.