It’s almost time for Spring Break! What will your kids do this year? Will they be bored again? I e-published a great little book for them that you can download to the Kindle in preparation for “Mom, I’m bored!”
“Glome’s Valley” is set in southeastern Oklahoma at the Heavener Runestone. The Bavinger house in Norman also makes an appearance. It’s full of Vikings, trolls, fairies, magic swords and cell phones. I mean what self-respecting kid goes out without his cell phone?
“Be careful not to step on him,” Ari said. “If he is alive, he will glow. So watch your feet.”
They all spread out in different directions watching the foggy forest floor as they walked. Their search took them back to the cliff they just climbed and looked down into the fog. They could see nothing.
Ethan felt it at first. The sword that hung on his back began to vibrate again, slightly at first and then more urgently. Then he saw the light. The sword began to glow.
“Quick the sword!” shouted Ari, “use its light!”
Ethan pulled the sword from the hook in the backpack and held it in front of him. The base of the cliff was now bathed in a glowing light from the sword and there at the bottom lay Tolkesrud.
“Here, hold the sword so we can see,” Ethan said to Ari handing him the sword. Glome and Ethan started back down the cliff. The fairies were already at the bottom crowded around their little glowing friend. He was alive but with a badly gashed head, probably from a hail stone. They sat him up and looked him over. He started to laugh and then held his head.
“You all look so serious!” he said. “Did someone die?”
“You’re going to die next time you fall behind!” said Dido, “help him up, boys.”
The fairies helped their friend to his feet but it was obvious he couldn’t stand for long and he sank back down to the ground. Then they wrapped his head in a cloth torn from one of their tiny shirts to stop the bleeding and prepared for the journey home.
“Put him in here, Glome,” said Ethan unshouldering his backpack and setting it on the ground. He opened the outside compartment, which was just big enough for the tiny fairy, and placed him in it. He left the pocket open so the fairy could breathe and then Ethan climbed back up the cliff with the pocket of the backpack illuminated as he climbed.
If you haven’t been to the Heavener Runestone it is a great idea for Spring Break. Oklahoma has so many interesting places to visit. Just a few hours from OKC near Poteau, is a different world of Vikings, valleys, and hikes with your kids. Go enjoy and be sure to read “Glome’s Valley” by Peggy Chambers e-published to the Kindle and available through Amazon. Your kids will love the story based in the place they are hiking. But, watch out for the trolls, and don’t forget your cell phone!