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The Savvy Child Within You - Become successful in your life and business using the forgotten childhood wisdom. Why is that when we enter the world of business we lose the inner wisdom of the child within us. The laughter, curiosity, honesty and the willingness to play together. Learn how to find that child and continue always to seek its wisdom and truth so that you can bring the inner child qualities into your personal life and business world.

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A new poetry book composed by Mel Clifford & Emily Elzbeth.
Discover rarely seen inner worlds within this little treasure of poetry and photography. Each selection is vulnerably presented in its raw state freshly drawn from the soul of each author.

Changing the Way I Am
Second book of poetry composed by Mel Clifford. Additional poems kindly provided with the permission of the authors. Poems written from four generations of family poets. Kindle eBook on Amazon ONLY

The Adventures of Doc Higgins – The True Story of King Henry VIII
The second book in the series of The Adventures of Doc Higgins and his time travel invention, 'the Higulator'. Have the Craic when Doc meets King Henry VIII with the Manager and sets up the plan for getting his new wife.

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The Adventures of Doc Higgins
The tale of Doc Higgins and his time travel invention. How does the famous Doc plan to bring Alistair back from 1965 to his Nora?

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Poetry Just for You
Selection of Poetry composed by Mel Clifford. Additional poems kindly provided with the permission of the authors.

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December 2023


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The Shrinky Family – Chapter 6

The Rescue Mission to Save Mr. Shrinky

The air was thick with tension as Eeny, Meeny, and Moe, following the ducks who walked backward, approached the edge of the cliff where Mr. Shrinky had disappeared. Vines shook mysteriously, forming a makeshift rope that seemed to extend a helping hand to guide them down the steep descent.

As they neared, the children saw Mr. Shrinky’s leg trapped in a small gorge, but relief washed over them as they realized he was relatively unharmed. His voice carried over the sounds of rustling vines, “I am over here, over here!” Eeny, filled with determination, shouted back, “We are coming to rescue you, Daddy!”

The backward-walking ducks reached Mr. Shrinky first, skillfully digging sand to free his trapped leg. The children, quick thinkers, wrapped vines around him, creating an improvised pulley system. Miraculously, the vines seemed to have a life of their own, gently assisting in pulling Mr. Shrinky up the cliff after he released his trapped leg.

Back at the top, Mrs. Shrinky anxiously awaited, her worry transforming into immense relief as she saw her husband ascending. As he drew closer, he reassured her, “I am okay, my dear, I am okay, and the children are right behind me holding the vine.”

When Mr. Shrinky finally reached safety, Mrs. Shrinky noticed a slight injury to his leg. She enlisted Miny’s help to gather wood for a splint. The two baby dragons, Footsie and Toesie, skillfully sprayed water to cleanse the small wound.

Mrs. Shrinky, resourceful as ever, fashioned a splint from the gathered wood, securing it tightly with vines to provide support for Mr. Shrinky’s injured leg. Moe, ever observant, found a small branch that Mr. Shrinky could use as a crutch, allowing him to move slowly as they prepared to resume their journey.

With a collective sigh of relief, the whole family, ducks, and dragons included, erupted into joyful song. The Roses and Tulips, carrying the news of Mr. Shrinky’s safety, joined the harmonious chorus.

As the Shrinky Family continued along a wider, safer road, the backward-walking ducks and water dragons bid them farewell, their melodious voices wishing the family safe travels on their extraordinary journey.

To be continued…

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