The story continues…

‘Thank you shining stars, for your light so bright!  Thank you Mother Tree, you are as wise as wise can be!’

Then, carrying the lantern with its new shining light, he followed the winding stairs, down and around, around and down.

Back in his tree roots home, Little Gnome proudly hung the twinkling lantern in his window. Then he climbed into his warm bed and fell into a deep long sleep.

The bright new light shone out across the forest.  All that evening, all the next night, and every night from this time on, the light in Little Gnome’s lantern continued to shine … all the way into the next year and well beyond.

The End

The story begins at the Christmas Trees next to the UPS Store…in the parklet at Village Landing!

A bit about the author…

My name is Susan Perrow. I am an Australian whose ‘work’ passion is stories and storytelling. I am an author, storyteller, teacher trainer and parent educator. For the last 30 years I have been documenting stories from other cultures, writing stories and telling stories to groups of children and adults – all this woven in with a career in teaching, lecturing and consulting in Australia, Africa, Asia, China, Europe and North America.

Today my time is spent writing, consulting with teachers, parents and therapists, and running seminars on therapeutic story-writing. I travel internationally –  from China to Africa, Europe to America and across my own sun-drenched land of Australia. I also offer online courses for specialist groups. When I am home I enjoy walking, kayaking and camping, and lots of family time.

Susan’s website – Click

Story used with permission by author.

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