Alan’s Original Stories

The Halloween of Edgar Poe

The Halloween of Edgar Poe RavenMysterious raven at my chamber door!  Why do you gaze at me with your fiery eyes?  Ebony bird, what message do you bring on this “midnight dreary, while I ponder weak and weary…”  This Halloween we delight in a fantasy encounter with Edgar Allen Poe and his haunted raven, headed for a world beyond our own.  In a word…BOO!!!

For another great Halloween story, listen to “The Halloween Candy Nightmare”

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The Emerald Fairy Part 3 – Where two worlds touch

TEF part 3The famous Sir Arthur Grenville arrived in a long black limousine, followed by television reporters and fans.  Why had he come to Elizabeth’s home?  Was it more of the Emerald fairy’s magic?  Would Elizabeth get to stay in San Francisco with her friend?  Find out as Elizabeth and Gwendolyn’s unusual odyssey continues.

A special thank you to composer, Radhika Miller for the use of her lovely music (Noblesse) from her CD “Gems of Grace”.

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The Emerald Fairy Part 2 – Something out of Place

The Emerald Fairy part 2The story of Elizabeth and Gwendolyn continues as the girls make a secret fairy wish to prevent Elizabeth from moving.  Could they call on the magical powers of the fairy world to provide a solution, or would nature itself lend an unexpected hand.  Suddenly, a series of unlikely and astonishing events start to happen including a wild chase through the woods.  Listen to part 1 to see how the story began.

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The Emerald Fairy part 1- Wings in the Night

the-emerald-fairyWas this a real fairy in the night, or was it a dream?  Gwendolyn lives next door to Elizabeth and they are the best of friends.  Inspired by an ancient book about fairy powers, they decide to hold a midsummer night fairy ceremony.  Gwendolyn, however, is upset when Elizabeth secretly holds one without her…until she finds out why!  A summer night can hold many forms of magic, proving that the world of make believe is not so far from our own.

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George Washington’s Shoes

george-washingtons-shoes1The fire in a nearby cabin was warm. Outside, a young soldier stood, his feet were numb with cold. So begins a heartwarming tale of generosity when there was nothing to give. At that time, America was but a dream shared by 11.000 brave souls in the perilous winter of 1777, at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

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Father’s Day, True North

fathers-day-compassJack had the perfect Father’s day gift, a brand new compass for his dad.  He had purchased it by cutting lawns and doing odd jobs.  He and his dad would use the compass on a hike, like real explorers, but there were some unexpected challenges along the trail, as Jack would find out.  Now make yourself comfortable and our tale will begin.  To all you Dads out there, this one’s for you!

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The Terrible Dragon and the Wise Man

the-terrible-dragon-and-the-wise-manA fire-breathing beast approaches and all who stand in its path shall be destroyed!  Who will protect the kingdom?  Perhaps a brave king shall rise, or a knight with sharpened sword.  Maybe the answer lies with a quiet elder who is wise and patient.  The story will reveal who triumphs…proving that the truth is the greatest force of all.

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The Amazing Story Box, Part 3: The Keeper of Memories

the-amazing-story-box-part-3A book from the future!  Sam stared in wonder at the mysterious book offered to him by the Keeper of Memories, filled with life yet to come…his life.  Everything he had experienced through the powers of the Amazing Story Box had led to this fateful moment in which a boy’s dreams would find their destiny in the world to be.  Listen, and you will learn what Sam discovered.  (Be sure to listen to “The Amazing Story Box: Parts 1 and 2” first, so that you can hear the entire story!)

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The Magic Valentine

the-magic-valentineIn The Magic Valentine, we’ll meet a young elf, who will come to understand the very special meaning of Valentines day.  A day in which letters are sent full of words that speak to the heart.  Now sit back with someone special and enjoy The Magic Valentine.

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Stories at your fingertips

HOW TO MAKE UP A STORY!

How to tell a story

Alan’s Fingertip story method

Here is an easy way to create an original story with your childs participation.  There are five essential parts that you can remember by using your fingertips as a guide.  Alan, your storyteller, has created this method and will tell you all about it with an example at the end.  We also have a special page that you can print out to help you remember all the steps.  Just look at the left sidebar on The Story Home.com website and click on the hand where it says “Learn about Stories at your Fingertips”.

Oh! and also listeners, we would love to hear some of the original stories you created.  Just listen and you will find out how to submit them.

Please go to Fingertip Tales to read the step by step instructions.

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