Story Theme: Healing

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The Girl Who Became Family With Ferns
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Four interwoven tales...

A policeman gets caught up in a storm so mighty that all he can do is cling to a lamp post for safety...

A hunter, up early to hunt the elk, finds himself unable to leave the house without taking some rather unlikely things with him...

A girl "with a storm in her head" takes refuge in the mountains, away from the rejection of people. But then she gets so lonely...

Faced with the young man with the intense desire to learn, the professor finds all his words coming out like cardboard, and gives up his job out of an intense desire to embody what he's been lecturing about...


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63:01 2011 Subscription info »
The Nurse’s Secret Pleasure
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Three interwoven tales...

A man, desperate for someone to talk to, thumbs through his address book and finds his attention arrested by the name of a woman he hardly remembers...

A nurse in Accident and Emergency, who finds a secret pleasure in seeing people's insides when they come to be stitched up, gets rumbled one time by a sly old man...

A man who finds his fiance increasingly reluctant to marry, takes to desperate measures to persuade her...


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55:56 2011 Subscription info »
An Old Pair Of Boots
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Three interwoven tales...

An old man wears an old pair of boots until one boot wears out, and he finds that wearing one boot is worse than wearing no boots at all, but that's not exactly fun either...

A sailor's wife offers him an ultimatum: "give up your life of the sea, or give up our marriage", because she finds she can't bear the waiting, the not knowing whether he'll ever come home from his latest voyage...

A boy discovers a hidden creature in the forest, banished and unwanted, and brings him home, with transformative consequences for his whole family...
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55:26 2011 Subscription info »
A Fine Wine from the Forest
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Three interwoven tales...

A woman riding her bicylce finds herself lost and in an unknown land where she meets a girl who is delighted to find her. "I can only see people who are lost, and you are the first person I've met in ages. Everyone here knows where they are going...."

A woman tames her raging, drunken husband with an unusual strategy...

A boy who left home to get away from his father's violence, finds refuge alone in the forest. After many years, however, the Princess's carriage rolls by....
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34:35 2011 Subscription info »
The Ogre and the Water of Life
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Three interwoven tales...

An old man rushes deliriously to the palace with a discovery that he is convinced will change the world...

A knight is disturbed by a mouse while preparing himself for battle...

An ogre meets a mermaid whose love transforms him...
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48:25 2010 Subscription info »
The Knight Who Thrived On Fear
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Three interwoven tales...

A man, petrified most of his life, gets a most shocking and unwelcomed visit...

A courageous knight, upon receiving a summons by the king, experiences fear for the first time in his life...

A queen, faced with a room in the palace all others were afraid to enter, decides to take on the task for herself...
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65:06 2008 Subscription info »
The King with Two Heads
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Three interwoven tales...

A carpenter agrees to help a little girl whose mother won't stop crying, and then soon realises he is out of his depth...

A King with two heads, one rational and one intuitive, discovers one morning (too late) that he has put on the wrong head...

A Princess is aided by a group who have travelled to the edge of darkness to discover a magical elixir that can heal all wounds...
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49:53 2010 Subscription info »