Welcome to Episode 10 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is “Jemi and the Adventurers”.
On today’s episode, I share a story that I have been so excited to write and tell. Wouldn’t it be fun, I thought, if Jemi got to meet, well, some folks you have met in a few of the other stories I’ve shared here on the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast! My teenager daughters call it a “mash-up”. I can’t tell you a whole lot more about the story because, well, it is a SURPRISE!
Here, my friends, is how it starts…
Jemi sat out on her back steps watching as the evening sun sent pink streaks across the sky and the the fireflies began to light up her yard like shooting stars. She sighed as she listened. She listened every night now for fairy songs. Sometimes she could hear them just under the drone of the crickets and cicadas. High and light on the breeze the sound would come to her and she would smile and hum along if she could. Now and again she’d hear the fairy birthday song sung to one of their own. Sometimes she’d hear other songs too that sounded almost like a howl. Ayyyyeeee Ahyyyayyy Ayyyyyeeee Ayyyayyyy… But then fairies are indeed things of nature, so perhaps it was a howl. Every since her birthday, when she’d met a real fairy, Jemi had learned how to listen for fairy songs.
So it was a bit of a surprise to her when another sound came to her ears. It sounded like whispering. And it was coming from her neighbor’s garden…
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