Sword and the Rose Archives - DLW Story Teller

The Sword and the Rose (Story Collection)

The Sword and the Rose came about because I wanted to record some stories about relationships. The things women want and expect haven't changed much over the years. How those things are defined morphs back and forth, but the truths of what women want and need in order to...

The Ice Woman (Single Story)

This Japanese Tale has haunted me for many years. It is a strange tale of how we are bound together by the choices we make in our lives. It is about commitment and the price for breaking our word. In the end, we love what matters most to us...

The Loathly Lady (Single Story)

This is a version of The Wife of Bath's Tale from 'The Canterbury Tales' by Geoffrey Chaucer. I read this story for the first time in ninth grade, but I fell in love with it when I heard Rebecca Armstrong tell it in the early 90's. This tale has...

John and Mattie Sly (Single Story)

This story is based on a European tale called 'The Night It Rained Pancakes'. I have also seen it in a picture book entitled 'Don't Tell the Whole World'. In In both of those stories, it was the woman whose tongue wagged and wagged. I always thought it was...

The Blanket and the Bowl (Single Story)

There are many people who talk a good game about how they live their lives, but upon examination it turns out they don't do as they say. In this story from China, a woman opens her husband's eyes and gains a place of honor in his mind as well...