These stories written by our VCWC members will delight younger readers and spark their imagination and interest in the world around them.
Mrs. Parsley and the Tale of Mossel’s Farm
Mrs. Parsley loves to tell stories to children. In her little house in Okafor, Florida, she writes them herself. Then, in a twist from her own past, Mrs. Parsley and her young friend Terence go on an adventure to rescue children held captive at the Mossel’s farm deep in the Big Cypress Swamp.
“There is a compelling and playful story in my mind as I form characters, relationships, landscapes and particularly swamp-scapes. There’s magic in the air, in the simple movement around Mrs. Parsley…she’s kind and gentle, caring and thoughtful…a venture in the swamp reveals a discretion of the presence of the extraordinary and an ease befriending and cooperating with it.
Mrs. Parsley’s life and story compels us to read and listen; to engage, discover and join the story. Each reading unveils fresh layers awaiting discovery: invitation and challenge, faithfulness and passion, desperation, deceit and restoration. I’m hoping there’s more to come.”
— Tim Sandquist, Redwood City, CA