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Chapter One: Concerns a Clocktower Keeper

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: This is the first chapter of a much longer novel that I’m working on called, “The Tinker Town Chronicles.” It will follow a clockwork cat named Horatia who has maintained a mysterious clocktower in a place known as Tinker Town. Hope you enjoy it! Here is the next chapter: reading “Chapter One: Concerns a Clocktower Keeper”

An Ordinary Magician (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: You meet some intriguing people when using public transportation.] The other day I met a magician at a transit station        Where buses lined the curb on the one side        And a railway track stretched along the other It was a transit station I had often passed through       Continue reading “An Ordinary Magician (A Poem)”

Through the Eyes of a Bird: A Book Review of Kiki’s Delivery Service

Kiki’s Delivery Service is the lighthearted, magical tale of a young witch named Kiki who leaves home to make her own way in the world, accompanied by her talkative black cat Jiji. The author, Eiko Kadono, found inspiration for this story thanks to a picture drawn by her daughter, which showed a witch riding aContinue reading “Through the Eyes of a Bird: A Book Review of Kiki’s Delivery Service”