Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Centaur Princess Chronicles, pt. 1

image © Isaurus Simon

The Centaur Princess Chronicles

"There was a princess who lived in the forest. She was a centaur; half horse and half human. She wore her long, brown hair in thick braids and she had sparkling green eyes. She and her tribe were respectful of nature. Today was a special day because it was her birthday."
Welcome to the first weekly installment of the Tales from the Lunchbox! To recap what I'm doing if you didn't click the link, these are the little 'notes' I leave in my daughter's lunchbox every day for her to read at school. After I found a stack of them in her room she had collected, I realized I had a neat (if simple) little story developing. So here you go, mind you these are written for a six year old, also, I'm writing these on a 'grocery list' sized sheet of paper every time (about 2.5"x5" with Easter bunnies on top) so there's not a whole of room to work with. I don't write these every day, but maybe two or three times a week. It's been a lot of fun so far and it keeps growing. She's said she wants the last page of the story to be on the last day of school, I don't know about that, but I'll try!


  1. And then the rapacious human miners come to take their Unobtanium? What a hippie!! ;-)

  2. This is very cool dude, you are a wicked (in the good way) father!

  3. I realized I've written quite a stack of these notes, so expect many Tuesdays to come here. I don't know where the story's going, so who knows, I may just work Unobtainium in there after all!

  4. Ah, memories. My daughters are well past that age.

  5. Dude, that is a fantastically awesome idea! Well done! :)