Friday, April 29, 2011

Magpie Tales 63a

Photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid, creator of Magpie Tales

by Kerry from the Creative Writing Circle at A Life Well Lived

"Happy birthday, Mitchell!" said his mother.

"I'm this many years old!" he replied.

Looking at all the gifts, one package caught his eye. "Can I open this one first?" He tore into the gift from his grandpa. A beautiful kaleidoscope was inside. "How does this work?"

His grandpa showed him how it worked. He turned it and turned it to see the beautiful designs. Mitchell was in awe. He had never seen anything like it. After the party, he took it back to his room and found a special place for it on his bookshelf.

Two days later, Mitchell got in trouble for not picking up his toys. His mother said, "Go to your room. You are grounded."

In his room, he saw the kaleidoscope sitting on the shelf. He took it down and started turning it. It was so much fun that he stayed in his room and forgot he was grounded.

Now whenever he gets sent to his room, he pulls down the kaleidoscope, lies on the bed, and turns and turns it. It always helps him to pass the time, and it gives him a chance to think about what he did. It was a very special gift.

Magpie Tales is the vision of Tess Kincaid. If you would like to participate, just post your poem or vignette--based on Tess Kincaid's photo prompt--on your blog and link back to


  1. Wow! Quite the enthusiast at 'pies! Well done on the entries above this one, too. Great variety. I might think of grounding myself if ever find one again!

  2. A delightful selection - each one so different. Nicely done. 'Rising Moon' in your sidebar reminds me of Jeanne Carbonetti's work. Beautiful.

  3. Hi Lena! You should definitely put your hand to it! It's great fun--and so much variety! btw, I like your blog! I'm of Scottish descent myself--my ancestors are from Keith, surname Ingram. Thanks for visiting! ♥

  4. Hi Carrie~ The blog is actually mine, Margaret Pangert's. Kerry is my friend in our writing circle. I noticed your names are "homophones?" (words that sound alike but have different spellings--and in this case have similar meanings?) Thanks for the compliment--I like your blog, too! ♥

  5. Thank you, Tumblewords! And that is Jeanne Carbonetti! See the credit below under Categories, 14th line? (I had to pull all my comments out from individual posts when I started linking.) ♥