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It is time for the annual Junkyard Feast.  In this autumn celebration, the Junkyard animals cook special dishes in gratitude for all they have given each other throughout the year.  All of the Junkyard animals enjoy this feast, but one: Sergeant.  He is always away for this special event, celebrating “Thanksgiving” with the Junkyard Warden and his family.  When Ben, clever cat, learns this, he insists they do something special for the steadfast watchdog who keeps the Junkyard safe - all year long.

This story was originally shared in 2013.

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_73-Junkyard_Thanksgiving.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 7:08 PM

Between all the decorating, baking, crafting and celebrating, this year's holiday season has been a very busy one for Martin and Sylvia.  When they are suddenly faced with a day with no plans, however, brother and sister don't know what to do with themselves.    "Look for the delight," suggests Momma, and as soon as they do, the magic begins.

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_72-Holiday_Delight.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 5:19 PM

Fairies, much like people, need to get to know each other – so they can work together to meet the every-day challenges of the natural world, such as storms, temperature changes and changes brought by people.   And how do they become acquainted?  Through feasting!   So when there’s a sudden change in the backyard of twin brothers Russell and Randolph – the stonewall gnomes, brook nymphs and oak tree elves must assemble a “feast” – a special and very potent fairy gathering.

Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_71-Fairy_Feast.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 7:54 PM

The people of Solvei's village have a yearly festival that marks the end of the growing season and the beginning of the dark time.  In this joyful celebration, the villagers dress as dragons that represent the things they fear.  Solvei is too young to attend, but is so excited that she sneaks a peek on the night of the festival --  and comes home with many different fears from the "dragons" that she saw there.  Her mother explains that she has taken on 'someone else's dragon' and then helps her daughter give the fears back so she can fall peacefully asleep.

Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast-Bonus_Halloween-Dragons.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 11:00 AM

The days are getting shorter, and the dark comes earlier.  Martin is feeling nervous.  He can't see as well at night, and he worries about shadows and things he can't see.  All of it makes it difficult for him to go to sleep at night.  Momma encourages him to use his other senses, and guides him through a hearing, smelling and feeling exercise that not only reassures him, but relaxes him enough to fall deeply asleep. 

It's a story to support children with fear of the dark.

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_70-Martin_Sylvia-Dark.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 5:23 PM

Have you ever wondered how the first Jack-O-Lantern was created?  Here is a tale of baker’s son named Garrith, who — with the help of a magic seed and an enterprising fire sprite named Jack — transformed a simple orange squash into a sparkling, magical lantern that charmed an entire town.  It's a delightful tale about a seed, and the magic that grew from it.

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_69-Jack-O-Lantern.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 6:05 PM

There's a Halloween mystery afoot in the Junkyard. Spectacular jack-o-lanterns are appearing at each animal's door. But who is creating them? And how?

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_68-Junkyard-Halloween_Magic_copy.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 10:57 PM

In a sweet little town, there is a very particular three-story house that is the center of the town's annual Halloween celebration.  Each year, the mysterious couple that lives there transforms their wrap-around porch into something new and fantastical, and wows the entire town.  The neighbors talk about it all year long!  This year, however, it is an 8 year old girl named Margaret that does something at once surprising and gracious - which changes the town's Halloween tradition forever.

This story was first shared in 2013.

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_67-Halloween_Wonder.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 7:40 PM

Martin and Sylvia get a book from the library about Yom Kippur, a very important Jewish festival day.  Sylvia notices a page where a young boy is tossing a stone into a river.  She learns that the boy had not told the truth, and so, as he tossed the stone into the water, he made it right with his family.  Sylvia loves this idea.  "Can we do this by our brook?" she asks, remembering an untruth she recently told.  And so they do. 

Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_66-Stones_in_Brook.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54 PM

Autumn for Martin & Sylvia is filled with beautiful colors, yummy food, delightful festivals and apples, apples apples!   There are apples for eating, apples for baking pies, apples for saucing, and at the end of the season - apples for turning into cider.  At their neighbor's annual Cider Pressing Party, brother and sister find more than just the usual revelry -- they get to hear stories from an old orchard man about Apple Tree magic and wonder.

Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_65-Old_Apple_Tree_copy.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 11:06 AM

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