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flax-golden tales: elevator to your destiny

elevator to your destiny There’s an up button and a down button but they don’t really mean what they say. It’s a preliminary test, to assess your state of mind. (They’ll tell you in secretive tones that up is always better than down, but that’s not at all true.) Once an elevator decides to let […]

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flax-golden tales: pray to strange gods and receive strange answers

pray to strange gods and receive strange answers The strange gods are gods of the in-betweens and the unnoticed things, but they are still gods. Gods of lost socks and orphaned foxes and 3:52pm. And they will answer your prayers, if they are in the mood. Say hello and wish them well and hold out […]

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flax-golden tales: validator

validator  People love the Validator. They swear by it and whenever it’s broken they complain, loudly and widely. The problem with the Validator is that it does not discriminate. It’s just a post, really, with big letters that spell VALIDATOR and a stamping bit on top for validations. And it’ll validate anything. Your deepest fears […]

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flax-golden tales: bunny without a hop

bunny without a hop Lost your hop! the other bunnies say and they laugh at the joke but he doesn’t find it amusing. He misses his hop and he doesn’t know how to get it back but when he tries to explain the other bunnies don’t understand. They tell him to cheer up, to just […]

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flax-golden tales: DIY spring

DIY spring We have to have Spring now, my littlest sister declares. This declaration is followed by a watering can emptying over my head. I manage to save my book from liquid annihilation, barely. April showers to bring the May flowers! she explains before I can ask about the details of this do-it-yourself Spring. But […]

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flax-golden tales: a lonely giraffe spun into myth

a lonely giraffe spun into myth They say the silver giraffe is nocturnal but that’s not true. He suffers from insomnia. They say that he will visit you if you leave an apricot out as an offering on a night with a full moon but that’s not true either. The silver giraffe wanders aimlessly down […]

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flax-golden tales: map without treasure

map without treasure The map, they said when they sold it to us, was found tucked in the threadbare jacket of a skeleton in a jewel-strewn cave but the general consensus amongst the crew is that this is likely an exaggeration if not an outright lie because it is quite a large map, too large […]

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flax-golden tales: gosling investigators

gosling investigators If you have lost something precious we will find it! If you miss it and you need to have it returned to you. Or if you never had it but have always always wanted it. Even if you aren’t sure what it is, exactly. We will find it! We will investigate and discover […]

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flax-golden tales: building blocks

building blocks Our blocks are every shape and every color: pink and green and yellow, sky blue and ocean blue and melancholy blue. We build them up in colorful stacks. Turning them from blocks to homes and businesses and temples and museums. Towns and cities and countries. We let them live and breathe and grow […]

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flax-golden tales: life tests judged by silent horses

life tests judged by silent horses There are no instructions. Only the box. Well, the box and the four horses. But the box holds everything you need and plenty of things you don’t. To insure that it is indeed a challenge. All you truly need to concern yourself with is finding the proper combinations. There […]

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