Saturday, 21 August 2010

HAZELTON ~ tales from a 12th scale town...

So, I have finally made a start on the creation of my imaginary town, which is populated by my dolls' house folk and their homes. I will post "proper" pictures to accompany future posts as the story unfolds :-)

Here is the first instalment!

Hazelton is a small, pretty, imaginary town somewhere in England ~ set in a time and place which perhaps never truly existed ~ and is where my 12th scale families live their 12th scale lives in their 12th scale homes. It is, of course, an idealised town created by wishful thinking on my part, where the less pleasant realities of the outside world simply do not encroach on the peaceful lives of the little folk who live there.

The Hazeltonians do know rather a lot about the “Big World”, though, and all too often find themselves feeling quite horrified about the things they read in their newspapers and see on television programmes! Life in the Big World is often a topic of conversation, usually ending in agreement all round that they are definitely glad not to be Big Folk! The majority of the Hazeltonians are happy and contented with their lives and really wouldn’t wish to live anywhere else ~ not even in another 12th scale town or village.

Just like the hundreds of other 12th scale towns and villages scattered throughout the world, Hazelton is a very difficult place indeed for Big Folk to find. The truth of the matter is that if the Minikins (which is their own name for their race) don’t wish to be found, then the Big Folk will simply not even be aware of their existence. In many ways, Minikins are really rather magical although not in the same way as we imagine faerie folk or other such beings to be. It’s more to do with their ability to blend into any kind of landscape, to the point of actually becoming invisible to the eyes, ears and even touch of Big Folk. It’s almost as if their towns and villages are enclosed in a bubble of sorts. I really do not know how it works but work it certainly does!

This, then, is a glimpse into the lives of the Minikins of Hazelton, little folk so like you and I, and I very much hope that you will enjoy these tales from a 12th scale town.

© 2010 Sharon Larkin

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