Chapter 89

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Percy took off his parachute and gave Hildegard a hug. ‘It’s not parachuting that I’ve taken up,’ he said. ‘Oh, really? Then what is it?’ Hildegard looked a bit puzzled. ‘I have a new job!’ ‘Oh, really? How amazing!’ exclaimed Hildegard.. ‘Yes,’ said Percy, proudly. ‘In fact, I am now your friendly local travelling storytelling service.’… Read more »

Chapter 49 : Hildegard’s tea party

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Hildegard was having the best tea party she had ever had in her life. Having cheered up Colonel Crackpot after his plane crash, she rushed off to the kitchen to fill up the teapot so that the Dodo, the Mega-mice and Rosalind Spidersweb could have tea too. Her guests settled down obediently  and took to discussing the finer points of hot air… Read more »

Chapter 46 : For Nina

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The Writer sat in front of her computer and scratched her head. Diego sat next to her and scratched his head too. ‘If Clorabella hadn’t held on to Moley’s tale, it wouldn’t have happened…’ The Artist and his little girl strolled over to her. ‘What did you write?’ ‘I just said “the tiny travellers tumbled… Read more »

Chapter 43 : What next?

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So, the situation as it stands is the following: Hildegard is trying to make Colonel Crackpot feel better after his plane crash, by giving him cups of tea and soothing conversation in the garden. Colonel Crackpot is trying to remember. (Anything.) Doctor Socks and Professor Glooper are closing in on Hildegard’s cottage, to get the… Read more »