Sparkle Stories Podcast

Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we'll be sharing a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!


  • FIFTY: Nebraska "Omaha Claim Club"

    Apr 18 2018

    Gertrude Wiley was fed up with the Omaha Claim Club. She understood its benefits and origins, but in 1860 it looked more like a handful of greedy rich men who wanted to keep everything for themselves than an organization that cared for the community. She generally tolerated their oppressive ways — until her nephew became their target and Gertrude stepped forward and refused to be intimidated. Note: Though this is historical fiction and the characters have been developed to accommodate a story, ...more

  • Ohio: The View from Above

    Apr 11 2018

    Blanche Noyes was the first woman to get her pilot’s license in Ohio. She placed fourth in the world famous Women’s Air Derby – right behind Amelia Earhart. Now, she flies a private Ford Trimotor airplane for Standard Oil of Ohio, spending most of her days waiting for the rich and powerful to board her aircraft. This day seems no different, until she learns who her passenger will be: none other than the richest man in the world, John D. Rockefeller. What is he doing in Cleveland and why does he...more

  • Defeat the Goats

    Apr 04 2018

    The Willowbee children climb out of an ancient olive tree to meet a gathering of wild boars who are gearing up for a battle. The boars talk of the goats — their bitter enemies — and describe how weak, mean, and silly they are. Upon further investigation, however, the Willowbees learn that none of the boars have ever actually met a goat. Everything they know about goats comes from stories and tall tales. Piper, drawing on a similar experience she was having at school, encourages them to meet a g...more

  • The Spring Festival

    Mar 28 2018

    It is time for the Junkyard Spring Festival, and all the animals are doing their part. Ben is given the responsibility of hiding the egg treats for the mice. But while he is hiding them, he finds a mysteriously-decorated egg with a most curious image on it. What could it mean? Who hid it? When the other animals find similar eggs, the true egg hunt begins.   This story is a part of the Junkyard Tales series.   For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website: www.spar...more

  • Good Morning Magic

    Mar 21 2018

    Stephan is a very busy man, but he and his daughter Pippy have two special times they always spend together. They are together every morning when Pippy wakes, and every evening when Pippy goes to bed. These times are special for not only them, but for the fairies that regularly gather in the city apartment where they live... This is a good story to help with separation anxiety.   This story is a part of the By Thistle By Thimble series.   For many many many more stories like this one, visit...more