Monday, July 6, 2015

Meet the Barklings!

In a place far away, where all things are enchanted, a big magical tree is guarded by elves and unicorns. To find this tree, you have to submerge the deepest lakes, ascend the most sky-scraping mountains and defy the seven wicked witches. When you arrive at this wooden giant, an elf will look into your heart. Only the purest of souls will pass their verdict. Others will be impaled by the unicorns.

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Luckily, I have some influential acquaintances, who, on occasion, visit the tree and collect pieces of bark the tree sheds. How beautiful nature is; these pieces of bark, will develop into tiny individuals with characters full of wit and brilliance. They can serve you with advice in delicate matters, tell jokes that will make you the hit on every party and, if you're lucky, give you the recipe of the best apple pie you will ever taste.

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I have put them in a cameo, so they're easy to carry around with you. But, with all things magic, there are some warnings. Eating a lot of apple pie will cause heart and vascular disease, so try to ignore them if they're forcing you to bake another one. They are very honest, so only ask questions you really want to know the answer to. And last, but not least; don't ever get them into contact with water, you don't want a whole army of these critters, trust me.

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