I started writing flax-golden tales in the summer of 2009 because this blog was newish and I wanted it to look like I was a proper writer who wrote things.
I wanted to do something inspired by Chris Van Allsburg’s The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.
My wonderful friend Carey Farrell was kind enough to let me use her photographs.
I restricted each tale to ten sentences (though sometimes I was not terribly strict about what constituted a sentence) and posted them here each Friday.
And now, five years and more than 250 stories later, I’m stopping.
There are four stories left.
Tale #261 will be posted on July 11th, 2014. (Tale #1 was posted July 10th, 2009.)
They have been a five-year-long birthday present to myself and they have followed me through a more extraordinary time than I ever thought possible.
But now it’s time to let them go.
I’ve been asked many times if they will be collected into a book and the answer at this point is maybe someday, there are no set publication plans. (Any possible future book version would likely include new tales as well, because I think that would be fun.)
My eternal gratitude & appreciation to Carey, and thank you to everyone for reading along on this journey.