THE FLAX GOLDEN TALES

I thought this was worth reblogging since The Flax Golden Tales now stretch to 13 and the latest addition, One Single Memory is a poignant poem of young, unrequited love by writer, Caillen James. A book of children’s poems found in a charity shop and a mysterious birthday message, a collage of carefully selected images…Read more THE FLAX GOLDEN TALES

One Single Memory

Yet another Flax Golden Tale – a wonderful paen to love and memories of lost childhood- from Caillen James

Caillen James -- Author

The pillow fight–

You got that gash

Above your eye

From all the glass.

The gifts you bought

Our toes in sand

And all the times you held my hand.

When we were nine

You’d write those lines

And every year

We’d mark the time.

September breeze

When we were free

Cause we were kids

And we could dream.

Now all that’s here–

Just one Band-Aid

And all the things

We left unsaid.

Our dreams were left

And childhood spent

Cause youth is  when

The Sidewalk Ends.

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Another Flax Golden Tale

To say I'm astounded by the standard and variety of story offered to this compendium of Flax Golden Tales is no exaggeration. Far from it, I'm awestruck and humbled by the response and my sincere thanks to everyone who has had a crack at it. This is Cath Humpris's contribution and it's been well worth…Read more Another Flax Golden Tale

One more Flax Golden Tale

Invisible boy: where did you go? Sep 3, 2016 Once I spoke your language. Every glance. Your every expression. The subtle meaning behind each word uttered. Your questions — crying for each falling snowflake. “Is it dying?” Now you prefer palm trees and sandy beaches. Tropical flowers. I told you to imagine what it would feel…Read more One more Flax Golden Tale

Flax Golden Tales…

I thought this was worth reblogging since The Flax Golden Tales now stretch to 13 and the latest addition, One Single Memory is a poignant poem of young, unrequited love by writer, Caillen James. A book of children's poems found in a charity shop and a mysterious birthday message, a collage of carefully selected images…Read more Flax Golden Tales…

A lifetime full of stories…

This creative experiment about a book and a mysterious birthday message has turned out some stunning tales, none more than this one, a poignant tale of loss and longing, from Ms Skyfall and  A Lifetime full of Stories…

Ms Skyfall

Soldier Silhouette 2_4I stole some time off my work to make a small and quick attempt to trace the story behind the message in the book.

The other versions are here:
To Sir with Love
The Book
Sylvia’s Letter

She carefully chose the things which she was going to paste in the book. Scott is far now, and probably looking smart and brave in the army uniform. She was so small then, clinging to him and crying all the time, until he got into the van and said good bye. Then she waved back at him till her arms ached and could no longer see him.

Over the years, she has collected so many things to give him when he comes back. Where ever she went, she never forgot to bring back something special for him. Because he was special. People told her she was stupid to wait for him. That he…

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The treasure

The Cliffhanger Chronicle’s spin on the message in the book

The Cliffhanger Chronicle

Matt had been surfing the TV since the last 2 hours. He was back home early today, thinking he’d take Hailey out for dinner at their favorite restaurant. The last few months had been crazy since they moved into this new apartment. Little did he know that he was in for a surprise! There was a sticky note on the key holder.

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Sylvia’s Letter

This is where it all started and, frankly, explains the unsightly plaster stuck to the collage, I needed something to cover ‘Heather’s’ name because I’ve written it as Sylvia’s letter to her boyfriend saying all the things she wanted to say to him but couldn’t because her mother (Sylvia’s Mother) wouldn’t let him come to the phone.

Postcard from a Pigeon

When I bought a book in a charity shop I found a mysterious birthday collage inside the cover. Fijay from Blog On! and I decided we would both do our own versions of the story behind the message in the book.

I bought a book by Shel Silverstein in a charity shop. He wrote Sylvia’s Mother. It was a book of his drawings and poetry for children. I remembered buying the same book once, in New York, and bringing it home and reading it for my children. There was a birthday message, pasted as a collage, inside the book and a cryptic note to whomever it was intended. I mentioned this to fellow blogger, Fijay who has many theories about what was going on. So, I suggested she post a blog about her interpretation and I would post mine.

Now my first experience of Shel Silverstein was as a songwriter

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