Out with the Old, In with the New – Part 2

Jamie threw herself onto the bed and cried. She couldn’t believe AG would do such a thing, and there was nothing she could do to stop it. Rubbing her eyes, Jamie felt like screaming, but she realized she felt more hurt than angry. What other doll had been changed just a bit, and gone from ordinary to superstar special by American Girl themselves? None, she realized, sitting up. I’m all alone in this. No one could understand.  I am going to stay {Read More}

Out with the Old, In with the New – Part 1

Humming a song to herself, Isabelle pranced and twirled across the house. In her hands, she carried several leotards and tutus, her dance wear from that week. Sarah was busy doing laundry and insisted that all the dolls put away their towering piles of clothing. It was Isabelle’s last trip down the hall and then she would be free to do whatever she wanted!! It was Christmas break, after all. Christmas break should not be spent on chores and laundry, {Read More}

Festive Boredom, Festive Baking – A Photostory

Lea twisted the Perplexus ball she held in her hands. The ball rolled slightly along the track, advancing towards the next turn. If she wasn’t careful, the – CLANK. – ball would fall off the track. She set the ball of frustration onto the bed beside her and groaned. It was Christmas Eve, and Lea was bored out of her mind. It was too much to sit in the living room and watch TV while you could see a pile {Read More}

Home Sweet Dollhouse

Kanani opened her eyes. She felt refreshed after a long night’s sleep, in her new cozy pajamas. With a soft and fluffy mattress beneath her, and a pillow under her head – Wait. Where was her pillow? Kanani sat up, and felt around on the mattress. Her pillow hadn’t fallen on the floor. Her bed sheets were also missing. What was going on? Something was amiss, and Kanani was going to find out. Just next to the Daybed was the living {Read More}

Pennies for Parents – A Photostory

Jessica nice and cozy on the couch, lazily wasting the afternoon away, when the doorbell rang. “I’ll get it!” She hollered, before any of her sisters could get up. Jessica liked being the first to know things. And right then, she hadn’t a clue who was at the door. Jessica shuffled over to the door and turned the knob. At the doorway stood a little girl, about 5 or 6, holding a purse. Her large blue eyes looked up innocently {Read More}

The Mini Awakening ~ A Photostory

It had been a long afternoon at the mall, watching Spring try on soccer shoes and dropping Amaya off at ballet class. But I was finally back home. I couldn’t wait to see what Josefina had made for dinner. I knew it wasn’t chili bean soup, because Grace had happily donated all the the canned beans and forbidden any other type of bean from being smuggled into the house. I was just nearing the door when Jessica threw it open. “Pippa! You have to help {Read More}

The Guiding Compass – Part 22

It was moving day. The house was empty. Every box had been loaded up on the moving truck. The plain, yellow walls were blank. Only the dolls were left. “It’s gone.” Kanani said, as if she couldn’t believe it herself, “Everything is gone.” Grace usually didn’t feel sentimental, but she was today. It was a short stay – Grace had only lived in their house for a little over a year. But it felt more like home than any other {Read More}

The Guiding Compass – Part 21

The struggle, the effort. Lea could feel the emotions in Rokoi. The hatred, the anger.  The pain. Though Rokoi was a Sith, Lea still cared for her. “Move!” She screamed over the rustling of branches and cracking of wood. The tree hit the ground with a flurry of dust and leaves. Lea coughed, trying to blow the dust away from her face. When she could finally see, she searched the forest around her for Darth Rokoi, but found nothing. The {Read More}

The Guiding Compass – Part 20

Suddenly, it dawned on Lea. “You!” Lea gasped in horror. The pieces had finally come together. “ You are Darth Rokoi!” How could she have been so foolish? A crooked grin flashed across Mai’s face. She stood up, to continue her tale. “You were too good. Too good. Always winning. Always at the top of the class. I was not about to be beat by my own Padawan. So I commanded the other students to drive you out of my {Read More}

The Guiding Compass – Part 19

The clouds in the sky threatened to pour. Exhausted from the long day of walking in humid weather, Lea was panting and sweating when Tay led her to an old, abandoned building. “You call that walking?” Lea gasped, “That was more like running!” “Shh!” Tay hissed, her brow furrowed in concern. She stood flat against the side of the building. Lea copied her. Tiptoeing, Tay snuck over to the corner and slowly peeked around it. She immediately threw herself flat {Read More}