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Stories from an Alaskan Cabin: Chapter One

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Day One

Chapter One: The First Story

When they arrived at the cabin, they set their bags on the porch and opened the door. Inside, the last people who were there had left some firewood. Otherwise, everything was clean. The men claimed their bunks, lit a fire in the stove, and started preparing dinner. After dinner, there was card game, jokes, and beverages. It had been a long day for everyone, and the short trip to the cabin was enough to tire them out. They decided to call it a night.

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‘Stories from an Alaskan Cabin’ Prologue

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Introduction to ‘Stories from an Alaskan Cabin’

Preface

As Boccaccio’s “Decameron,” Malory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur,” and Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” can attest, our forebears were, much as they were in everything, better at telling stories. For what else was there to do in times before the Internet, television, movies, and radio? While modern man finds the need and the capacity to tell stories, the ability and opportunity is much diminished.

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Fairy Tales Take a Turn for the Supporting Cast

Jenniffer Wardell published Fairy Godmothers, Inc. in April of 2013. Her take on the world of fairy tales revolves around characters who are normally given the bit parts that help the main characters move forward.

“There’s not really fairy tales for people who don’t fit in,” says Wardell. “I wanted to write something that gave the world’s supporting cast a chance at the spotlight.”

Even though there are many fairy tale adaptations out there, Wardell says that her stories stand out.

“You have never experienced one like mine before,” says Wardell. “It is funny. It is sweet. It’s definitely a new twist.”

Wardell wrote her first book at the age of six about a peacock that goes on an adventure during Halloween.

“When you love stories, there’s never quite enough in the world,” says Wardell. It is important to add your own.

Fairy Godmothers, Inc. can be found at Amazon.com as can Wardell’s story based on the Three Little Pigs called Huff and Puff.

Wardell’s next book Beast Charming is scheduled to be released in February of 2015. In the meantime, fans can find her movie reviews and other articles in the Davis County Clipper and follow her on Blogspot.

This article was originally published at examiner.com in 2013. Links have been updated.