Creatures Appreciate Our Christmas Lights

Creatures Appreciate Our Christmas Lights

Creatures entered our house and left a reward for aiming our Christmas trees toward the woods and creekbed where they live. As I walked downstairs I detected a new, awful, sickening odor, nearly overpowering me. The door to the back yard, locked last night, was unlocked this morning. Just inside the door, a strange object. […]

Yule Nisse Gather at a Fjelberg Barn-I

Yule Nisse Gather at a Fjelberg Barn-I

  Five bodies lay on the porch, four of them staring into the field beyond the barn. Emma, the littlest, lay on her back with her mouth open, catching snowflakes. A thick blanket under them kept them warm. The  Nordhus farm on Fjelberg Island. Snowing, barely. Christmas eve. Aunt Marianne, the largest of these humans, […]

Bloomer Boys in the Belfry with Bats

Bloomer Boys in the Belfry with Bats

The boys enjoyed the summer in the  Bloomer Catholic church belfry, and now there are three sleeping up there. Parker, his friend Wally, and Parker’s brother Greyson. They didn’t want to take him but Parker’s mother Dana talked him into it, giving her more time to drive the Bloomer back roads and look for garage […]