My Writing

Folding Fairytales!

Fairytale fortune tellerHow do you combine creative writing, fairytales, origami and playground games?  By making a fairytale fortune teller, of course!

Also known as cootie catchers in the US, you will probably remember (if you are a certain age and female) making these little folded fancies with colours, numbers and fortunes on them and waylaying schoolfriends or reluctant members of your family in order that they might have their fortunes told.  Outcomes would range from becoming a millionnaire to dying in a variety of nasty ways, so perhaps a fortune teller that mixes up the beginning, middle and ends of fairytales isn’t too far from the original idea after all.

You can download my fairytale fortune teller at  The owner of the site might sound familiar, too.  Somethings I wish I could stop thinking of new projects and just get on with the novel!