"Down-Home" tales and tales from the hills
In addition to Irish tales, I also do tales from the hills and "down-home"
I am adding to my store of stories right now
I have been working on some of the "Jack" tales. You know Jack--the boy with the beanstalk, Jack the Giant-killer, "Big Man Jack--Seven with One Whack", Jack who is lazy and foolish, but still manages to come out on top more often than not.
The Jack tales came over from Europe and sometimes include non-American animals (lions and unicorns). Jack also tends to deal with a King, another critter seldom seen on these shores.
One of my favorites tells about the time a witch put a curse on a town because the people had forgotten how to treat the stranger at their door. It took an understanding hert to break the curse, and that's where our boy Jack came in....
I'm also working on some family, "down-home" tales of Uncle Leo and the rest of the clan. Uncle Leo was a serial confabulator.-- that is, he was a constant liar--but he was amusing and got into some curious situations.
Warning: however short or long these tales may be, they are almost always TALL!
Now is a good time to get that research done...maybe
Until next time.....
We'll get busy soon...