As a child, I was lucky enough to grow up in a household (and in a time) where stories were the most accessible form of entertainment.
These stories could come from anyone, anywhere. My grandfather told tales of the prophets from the Qur’an. My mother read from the tomes of Mother Goose and Brothers Grimm. My dad spun stories of his youth, spent sailing across oceans far and wide on ships that saw no land for days.
The best stories are the ones that remind me of those days, and the pieces submitted this month do just that. Look around your own home. These stories may speak to you.
If you’ve ever dreamt of being world famous, someone shares your dream in Prodigal Parlour too. Put away your toys because you’re now in university? Take a gander at Chained Kings and Queens. Or maybe there’s that special something that makes your home distinct and unique, something of An Acquired Taste? Maybe you’d like to understand the secret thoughts of a sacrificial mother. The Housewife might tug at your heartstrings.
Come gather around The Hearth and let us regale you with these stories, and more.