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Tales From Withe & Stone

Tales From Withe & Stone

By John Goldsberry
Storys, music, and musings from a fictional English pre-industrial village with an underlying current in fantasy. Come meet the villagers!
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The Hidden Realm
We bring our tale to its conclusion with our final episode. With its ending, we welcome the endless possibility of all of our futures. Our blessings to you all. John & Jan too!
November 17, 2020
Finding Purpose: The last Interlude
I started writing these stories a month or so after losing my wife, and two years from that date, Nov 17th, I will conclude the story. I may return for a sequel someday, but for now, I will leave the lives of this village open and neverending. My life continues to evolve and I am being shown a bright new horizon the I had never seen before. That is the path I am choosing and Isabella and Corbie have things well in hand. Thank you for listening, and being here with all of us. We will all be here whenever you need us.   Love always, John
November 15, 2020
Episode 15: The Wedding
You just know that in these stories, there's always an episode that brings the whole cast together for the big finish, right? Well. this is the one packed with surprises, answered questions, and there's still one more to follow. Consider this your wedding invitation and please let the manor kitchens whether you want the beef, pork, or fish. As always, thank you to my Patreon supporters.
November 01, 2020
Interlude: 28 Years Ago: The Child and the Spell
The late Elsa McCandless held many secrets, that are only now coming to light, and much of what she helped to plan, is now unfolding... Your support is greatly appreciated.
October 13, 2020
The Straw Fox Part Two
After twenty-eight years of searching, Able Morgan learns the truth from his twin, and Elvin Appleton turns the final key to unlock the door to the mystery behind this world. Your support is greatly appreciated.
October 08, 2020
Episode 14 The Straw Fox Part One of Two
A ghost story, or so it seems, For our October Episode, split into two half-hour parts, the second posting next week.  We pick up the story of the two prankster children from the Open Arms 30 years on, in a story of tragedy, and discovery solving on old mystery and revealing the mechanism of our universe.  Your support is greatly appreciated.
October 01, 2020
Interlude: A Gathering Storm
The currents of magic are stirring, and, like the autumn season, things are changing. Your support is greatly appreciated.
September 15, 2020
Episode 13: Mystery at the Manor
Now that summer has passed, we continue on to December and the conclusion of the first arc of our story.  As described in "A perfect Winters Day," the Manor house, built by a long-vanished family,  is used for public ceremony, gallery, workshops, lodging, and the home to some of our older citizens who feel more comfortable not living on their own. Some of them are mystery fans who just can't wait to have an adventure. This one involves young Adam Egerton, on the trailing edge of childhood,  is learning who he is growing to be as an adult. But behind it all, an even bigger mystery is brewing. Your support is greatly appreciated.
September 01, 2020
Interlude: The Gift.
Last year, on the cusp of winter... Your support is greatly appreciated.
August 14, 2020
Nina and the Pink Hair Part Five
We round out our Summer Mini-Series with Nina discovering what wishes can bring.  If you would like to read the story yourself or to your children, visit Withe and Stone on Patreon for a free copy. I thank you all on behalf of Jan and taking the time to hear her Tale from Withe & Stone.  Love to you all.
August 01, 2020
Nina and the Pink Hair Part Four
Part Four of Five in our Summer Mini-Series, And after a busy day of thunderstorms, puddle splashing, and the return of Pa John, little Nina wakes to another day of adventures, and even longer pink hair that seems to be growing faster!
July 24, 2020
Nina and the Pink Hair Part Three
On we go with the Summer Mini-Series, Nina and The Pink Hair.  Naptime over, little Nina wakes to the thunderstorms aftermath and a lot of adventure with puddles!
July 16, 2020
Nina and the Pink Hair Part Two
On with our Summer Mini-Series! When we last left little Nina, her wish seems to have been granted, and she was off to tell her forest friends.
July 08, 2020
Nina and the Pink Hair Part One
A Summer mini-series for all us kids. The only story written by my late wife Jan who conceived this world, I present it once a week for five weeks.  It follows the adventures of a little girl called Nina, based on our granddaughter, our daughter, and Jan's memories of herself as a little girl who just couldn't wait for grownup hair. Nana and Paja, developed into Christina and John Webster in stories already told and yet to come, and Little Nina made her cameo in 'A Perfect Winters Day' and will feature in other stories later on. This is set on their farm to the west of town just past the potteries. If you enjoy these, please drop me a note. Keeping Jans's creativity alive and sharing what she wanted to share with the world is my real goal. I hope you and your kids, whatever age, can find peace in this gentle tale. Love to all. John Your support is greatly appreciated.
July 01, 2020
Episode 11 A Fork in the Road
This month we flashback 30 years to a summer solstice that started a chain of events that are coming to a conclusion now. New characters who are now familiar make their entrances, while others who have since left the narrative, are still here to lend their voices. The general magical white noise that has always hummed just below the perceptions of most of our villagers, is changing and seems to focus on the outcome of decisions to be made...   Your support is greatly appreciated.
June 01, 2020
Episode 10 Conversations from the Open Arms
The Open Arms Coaching Inn is the largest and most colorful building on the green and is typically filled with the most colorful people in the village. Stop in for a pub lunch and all the conversations from the Open Arms! Your support is greatly appreciated.
May 01, 2020
Episode 9: Light and Life in Balance
In part two, from Happy Bella Day, we switch to a first-person account of my day during the spring Solstice fair, and how voices of my past and those of the present converged.
April 01, 2020
Corbie's Theme (A bonus Song)
A song from the upcoming episode, Light and Life in Balance, out on April 1st (no kidding) which I talk over. Thought you might want to hear just this.
March 21, 2020
Episode 8: Happy Bella Day!
Totally Corbie's Idea. I'll let him tell you all the details in this month's Withe & Stone story, part one of a pair of interlinked tales set on the vernal equinox. Your support is greatly appreciated.
March 20, 2020
Episode 7: A Winters Musing
Good to be back with all of you. After the holiday hiatus, a report on some personal observations from around the village. Keep snug and warm everyone.
March 20, 2020
Episode 6: The Perfect Winters Day
For the last Withe and Stone story this year, It's another Special episode with lots of new original songs, and It's time to meet a brand new family who just moved to the village, and join their adventure. Our winter solstice celebration is all about our connection to each other, whether family, friend or stranger. All are welcome around this fire, and to all, blessings for the year to come. We'll see you on the other side! Your support is greatly appreciated.
March 20, 2020
Episode 5: Mills are Magic
It's November and the Milling season is in full swing after the harvest. For this month, a story of intrigue, mystery, and love! set against the backdrop of our village mill. Your support is greatly appreciated.
March 20, 2020
Episode 4: Holiday Traditions The Special
A  one-hour special episode, 14 songs, in a story about a wonderful memory set in Withe & Stone village, that I shared with my wife Jan. Sometimes the unexpected can lead to the most memorable experiences. Happy Holidays to you and may all your traditions bind you to those you love.
March 20, 2020
Episode 3 September Fields
The season turns, and I take you on a walk to introduce more locals and to visit the high fields above the village. Come join me!
March 20, 2020
Episode 2 Isabella and Corbie's Day at the Beach
For episode 2 of Tales from Withe & Stone, we beat the summer heat with our town's nature sprites.  Enjoy a twenty-minute children's story (for us big kids too), and two new original songs! Your support is greatly appreciated.
March 20, 2020
Episode 1: Our Spring & A Bit About Myself
Our Village was created near the site of an ancient spring that supplies water to the residents. I thought you might have a better understanding of the village with the story of its center. On a similar note, I have a personal story that comes to bare and feel an explanation is needed. It deals with grief and evolution through it. It also serves to introduce two of the most unusual inhabitants of our community who shall feature in the next episode, and put in there appearances from time to time in the future. Their story ark is very long and supprising. 
March 20, 2020
Welcome to our village
As an introduction to this idea, a short description of my intent, and a bit about the village itself.
March 20, 2020