I never really knew what to do with the weird little stories I write in my notebooks so I decided to print them on tiny scrolls and sell them on Etsy! Every story comes tied with a ribbon and is presented in a tiny box. I authenticate each one by signing it and stamping it with my special ink stamp. I also write you a tiny thank you card that comes in a tiny envelope. If you would like this personalised then just let me know. Then everything gets sent to you in a wax-sealed envelope. Here’s a list of my stories and a link to each Etsy page if you would like to purchase, or if you want to see my Etsy shop you can do so HERE!
THE WOODEN GIANT – Christmas story scroll for children – £10
A brother and sister find themselves in a fairytale forest where they meet a giant made of wood. The giant tells the children it’s been confused ever since the arrival of a mysterious black rock that fell from the sky and landed in a brook near the entrance to its cave, a rock that seems to attract all the animals of the forest to it. The giant used to have a meaning but it can’t remember what that was.
At the same time the little girl is struggling with an illness that is making her very sick indeed. So why does she feel so well whenever she is near the rock… The Wooden Giant is a Christmas fairytale for people of all ages, from young children to 150 year olds who are still young at heart. This story is 4 scrolls long. TRIGGER WARNING: This story does contain the themes of death and grief, although I hope it is handled sensitively – in a way it is about how young people understand loss. Buy THE WOODEN GIANT on Etsy here
THE WISH – Children’s story – £9
A little boy finds himself in a fairytale forest where he comes across something he wasn’t expecting… This story is around 3000 words long and is particularly suited to children, or the young at heart who still believe in magic. Buy THE WISH on Etsy here
RAINBOW GIRL – Children’s story – £8
A little girl finds herself in a fairytale forest in search of something, but when she finds it she realises that she was looking for something else all along… This story is around 1200 words long and is suited to children, teenagers or adults who know that magic is real. Buy RAINBOW GIRL on Etsy here
THE CHRISTMAS TREE – £9 (an official Etsy best-seller)
A plastic Christmas tree that comes out once a year watches a family grow… This story is around 2100 words long and is probably best suited to adults and teenagers, though it might make a good gift for children, who can read it when they’re a bit older. Buy THE CHRISTMAS TREE on Etsy here
DINOSAUR MAN – £8
A human skeleton is found next to a dinosaur skeleton. How can this be? Is the theory of evolution… wrong? The scientists need to find out… Perfect for dino and science fans. This story is very tiny at around 300 words. Buy DINOSAUR MAN on Etsy here
Exactly the same as above but with a female in the lead character role. Buy DINOSAUR WOMAN on Etsy here
LOVE ON THE KHAO SAN ROAD
A boy and a girl backpacking in Thailand meet on the eve of the millennium and their hearts entwine… This story is around 1000 words long and is particularly suited to romantics I guess, and perfect for that backpacker in your life. Buy LOVE ON THE KHAO SAN ROAD on Etsy here
FRED PAINTED WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPES
When Fred dies his grown up children go up into his loft and discover his beloved paintings contain more than just landscapes… This story is around 1000 words long and (spoiler alert) would be well-suited for those who enjoy stories set in Gotham City. Buy FRED PAINTED WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPES on Etsy here
KOBAYASHI’S QUANTUM ASPECT
A man quits his job in Tokyo to become a landscape gardener. It just so happens that the owner of the house he works on is a retired particle physicist and there is a mysterious window that may just look out into another world… This story is 4 scrolls long, and will appeal to fans of science fiction and physics! Buy KOBAYASHI’S QUANTUM ASPECT on Etsy here
SHOOTING STAR – An anti-love story
A man who thinks he’s the bees knees, and that his wife loves him, sees a shooting star and makes a wish… This is an anti-love story for teenagers and adults. This story is very tiny at around 300 words but it has a nice twist in its tail. Buy SHOOTING STAR on Etsy here
STORY SCROLLS – MY ETHOS
Whilst I have taken great care to package my tiny stories as beautifully as possible, with ribbons and stamps and lovely boxes, what’s most important to me is what’s printed on the scroll – the story. I’m an author whose books have been published all over the world and I have put everything into each and every story I sell. Some have taken several years to write, and some are little vignettes that came to me fully formed in one go. When you buy a story scroll I want you to receive a story of the highest possible quality, because stories are ways for souls to connect and the best of them make us feel less alone.
SOME THINGS TO NOTE
The paper I use is 100gsm cream stock. After reading you can roll the paper back up and slide the scroll back inside its orange ribbon. The font is quite small. I can read it fine but it might be you need a magnifying glass to read the stories – this just adds to the fun.
Some stories are really small and some are a bit longer. For this reason I charge different prices. Stories under 500 words are £7, 500-2000 are £8, and anything longer is £9, unless the story is so long it needs to go on more than 1 scroll, in which case they are £10. At the moment, I can only ship to the UK, and the price includes postage (which is sadly quite expensive because the boxes the scrolls come in are quite thick).