Celestrina and the Wee Door to Life by Ted Eldridge
Approx. 9,160 words.
Published on October 24, 2013.
A little blue butterfly, Celestrina, leads two sensitive, young sisters to an old hemlock tree with a thick root that grew up, over and back down to form a tiny door on a path that meanders up the side of a mountain. Once on the other side of the "wee door to life," the girls hear and see aspects of life as shared by others hiking up and down the path to the home of a famous writer and poet.