Erika Ravnsborg is a writer/blogger/adventurer/explorer living in Canada. Her goal is to travel all over the world and write amazing stories about it. Find more of her adventures at https://www.magicalstoriestoshare.com/
The Ship of Dreams
Emily Stanford gathered the little items she needed and put them in a small bag. Her father will be up any minute and hungover thanks to Monocle Pub’s ale. He was mean enough as a drunk but when he was hungover, he was much worse. Emily looked to the cabinet that she had been sleeping under for the last several months since she gave up sleeping on her bed. She remembered how her father would stumble home, slowly slip off his belt trying not to wake her, and beat her while she laid in bed trying to sleep.
To Ukraine With Love
There are no words to describe the horrors and hell that you are facing right now. What is happening to you should not be happening to anyone. For what it is worth, you are in every thought, prayer, and best wish from myself and everyone else I know. I can’t help but admire how brave you all are being with bullets flying, bombs going off, and being rushed away at a second’s notice. War is horrible and good for absolutely nothing. (Yes, just like the song.)
The Importance of Kindness
I have always lived my life trying to be kind to others. Growing up where I did, I learned early on how kindness is sorely needed in this world. My first introduction starts with my mother. She is a kind woman and a strong one at that. She showed me how even a small kindness whether it is words or a gesture can change a person's life and perpective.
Maisie Marvels Presents: The Time Clock
Many people dream of traveling back and forth in time. What if there is a way to do that? Among my many travels as a freelance journalist, I, Maisie Marvels have found a small antique European style clock that does just that. This item although appears exquisite and beautiful is so much more than a decorative time piece.
The Night Owl
He’s back at work after his two-week vacation in Mexico. Doctor Aaron Mullens walks into the animal shelter where he works as the head veterinarian. His supervisor may have told him that vacation time is about self care but Aaron believes that people go away on holiday just to feel good about coming back. Aaron slips on his stiff and starchy white lab coat with glee.
Ode to the Tramp
The first Christmas that I remember is when I got best gift I have ever gotten. Ever since that one fateful night, my life has changed forever. I had my first best friend. A sweet little terripoo (terrier-poodle cross) puppy came out of a big paper-wrapped box underneath our Christmas tree. We named him Tramp after the 1955 animated Disney hit movie, "Lady and the Tramp". I watched that movie alot at that age.
Ghost by the Wishing Well
There are many legends around the world but there is one in Calgary, Alberta that most people don’t know about. It all started in the year 1875, when Calgary was born, and one farmer has made his success there. His name was Elias Lambert, he raises cows for beef, milk, fertilizer, and just about anything you can think of. Although he was a prosperous man, he was not a popular man especially with his employees. Not only were they underpaid but they suffered a lot from his verbal abuse and general cruelty.
The Cuban Epidemic
On a long bus ride down a windy road are twin brothers named Jeremy “Jere” and Jonathan “Jon” McKenzie who are in desperate need of a vacation. Both of them are busy professionals with next to no time for themselves. Concerned that they are forgetting to have fun, their mother Diane got them a trip to Cuba for their birthday. Truth be told, those two didn’t put up much of a fight since both of them are having difficulties in their lives. Now they are sitting on the bus waiting to get to their resort.
Into the Murals
A brisk autumn afternoon in Okotoks, Alberta has Kayla and Ally walking along main street. Since the two of them are artists and it is a beautiful day, they decide to walk the town to find inspiration. A warm day like this means you should be outside and if anyone knows Okotoks the way that these two women do, you would find different painted murals almost everywhere. Some are in plain sight while others are hidden. However, some of these murals have hidden secrets.