Posts Tagged "Curses"

Toads and Diamonds

Posted in Age-o-Meter:: 10-14, Scare-o-Meter: 4

Toads and Diamonds

SNATCH A STORY   An Excerpt from the novel Toads and Diamonds: At the well… Diribani dipped her jar into the pool. Full, its weight stretched her tired arms. Grunting with the effort required to lift it above her shoulders, she settled the water jar onto the cloth ring that kept it steady on her head. Tana would be the first to remind her that poor girls earned their every meal, or they didn’t eat. Diribani’s lips twisted in a wry smile. Perhaps she wasn’t as skilled as her stepsister, but she could strive to work as hard. Leaving the pavilion’s shade, Diribani almost tripped over a...

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The World Series Curse

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 7-10, Scare-o-Meter: 3

The World Series Curse

SNATCH A STORY   An excerpt  from Trick AND Treat, Chapter 13 of  The World Series Curse:   Ding-dong! Kate’s doorbell in Cooperstown, New York, was ringing. It was Saturday night, and she and Mike were hosting a Halloween party at her house near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. They had invited all their friends from school. Mike and Kate had picked a special theme. It was a World Series Halloween party! Everyone could come as anything they wanted to, like a ghost, a zombie, a ballerina, a dog, or a TV star, as long as they had something baseball-related on them! Kate opened...

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