My Stories

 Uncle Shelby

The story that won for me my first liar’s contest.


Agnes and Phil     Video- Agnes & Phil

A love story… about a pair of socks. (Socks mate for life, you know.)
Agnes and Phil, a pair of white, athletic socks, enjoy the company of the argyles, the silk dress socks, and the everyday blue, green, and brown socks who inhabit Howard Brumstiller’s sock drawer.  The socks lay there in the drawer, curled around their mates, and talk to each other.  They tell stories.  Tell about places they’d been on their day out, movies they watched while propped up on the coffee table, and horror stories of times they’d been mismatched and left for days, sometimes weeks, wrapped around a sock they barely knew.

Agnes and Phil lose each other, but life doesn’t end when Agnes thinks it does.

Hi, Jack     Video - Pat tells Jack'e story 

Jack, Jack Spratt, Jack and Jill, Little Jack Horner, Jack Frost, Jack Be Nimble and even more Jacks inhabit this story about…, ahmmmm, Jack!

Mama's Miracle     Video- Mama's Miracle

When I was seven years old, I was convinced my mama had worked a miracle. For a little girl living in a Catholic community, this was powerful indeed. It only took me 36 years to finally come full-circle with this story.

Hag of Plymouth

Plymouth Harbour is haunted, haunted by a girl whose lover is lost at sea, whose wedding dress hangs in her bedroom, a grim reminder of what should have been, a girl who waits and waits and waits for a ship that never comes.

Rum Cake

Every Christmas I make rum cakes. Due to its high alcoholic content, this particular cake ended up feeding the birds - and that’s when the fun began!

Donal and Kate

What happens when a husband is spirited away, to a place where time does not exist, while his wife spends her days, and her youth, searching for him? And when he’s rescued, he doesn’t know her.