Stories for Around the Campfire

Stories for Around the Campfire

by I. M. Skeery


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In this age of technology, video games, and texting, families have lost contact with each other and have created a world within themselves. Parents are too busy with their jobs making money to buy more technology to entertain their children. The children are wrapped up in their cell phones continuously texting to their friends, oblivious to their family around them. Growing up before the age of computers, I had the opportunity to experience the old fashion art of storytelling. I would like to believe that this art has not been forgotten but has only taken a back seat to progress. These stories are an attempt to break away from our modern vices and take time to have family time. Many have forgotten this magic art and need a little boost to their imagination. These stories can be told to your children in backyard campouts away from cell phones and computers. With these stories, you may be given a boost to your own imagination so you can tell your own stories to your children.

Give it a try.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640288720
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 09/19/2017
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Raised on a small cotton farm in South Texas, Joseph Pavlicek is the seventh child of a family of twelve children. He was born to a family rich in Czech heritage stemming from a long line of Bohemian farmers.

Hard working and full of storytelling tradition, his family lived off the land learning to respect what it could give. The children were raised with responsibilities of survival, milking cows, feeding chickens, picking eggs, picking cotton, pulling corn, growing a garden, canning vegetables, all food coming from the farm. The days were never dull, but full of work and chores. School was actually the favorite time because it allowed a break from the hard work on the farm.

In spite of days full of responsibilities, Joe and his younger siblings would find time to play imaginary games. As a young child, he enjoyed fantasy stories from Aesop's Fables, Anderson Fairytales, but most of all, ghost stories. Many days, his free time was spent exploring his grandmother's abandoned two-story farmhouse with his brothers and sisters. Of course the house was haunted, and at night when the moon was full, the windows of the house would stare out into the night daring the children to enter. Many hours of adventure were played out in that old house, in the day only…never after dark!

After leaving the farm, camping trips were planned, and Joe would tell scary stories around the campfire to his nieces and nephews. It was fun and exhilarating for both him and his audience. Time moves on, and years later, his nieces and nephews asked him to write down some of his stories. They wanted to relive those stories with their children. As a favor, he wrote them down and gave a few copies to his family. They sat in his computer for ten years until now. These are the stories that have stirred up the imagination of children.

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