Welcome to the

Open Sky Stories Community

I believe that writing has the power to inspire connection, with ourselves and others. 

Open Sky Stories provides a wide range of writing activities and inspiration that are sure to motivate everyone from the 'are you kidding me, I'm not a writer' category to those more comfortable with expressing themselves on paper. The goal is connection, not perfection.


Daily writing has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and increase mental clarity. By putting your pen to paper or fingers to keys, you'll discover more about yourself which will benefit all of your relationships - especially the one with yourself. 

Land Acknowledgement

Open Sky Stories is physically located in Peterborough, Ontario. “Open Sky Stories respectfully acknowledges that we are on the treaty and traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg.  Open Sky Stories offers our gratitude to the First Peoples for their care for, and teachings about, our earth and our relations.  May we honour those teachings.” 

Anti-Hate Statement

Open Sky Stories was created to provide a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. Hate and racism will never be tolerated on any of my social media platforms nor in any groups that I create.


As an individual as well as a business owner, I am committed to continually develop my own knowledge and provide support by:


  1. Reading and promoting books written by POC, Black, Indigenous and LGBTQ+ individuals.

  2. Using writing activities written by POC, Black, Indigenous and LGBTQ+ individuals to further explore my privilege, biases and racism.

  3. As I move forward into product sales, I will look for and access businesses who are owned by POC, Black, Indigenous and LGBTQ+ individuals and will not have any dealings with businesses who are not anti-racist.


This is a living document and will continue to evolve as the world and my own understanding of issues evolve.


Erica Richmond, founder 

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Pixie and the Bees


“Once upon a time, there lived a very happy Pixie. One day while picking wildflowers, something terrible happened that left her in constant pain and discomfort. Nobody else could see or hear or feel what was happening to her. They didn’t understand what was wrong with Pixie, and they didn’t know how to help her. Pixie was left alone in her pain, until one day... Pixie and the Bees is a whimsical tale about learning to trust yourself, while living with an invisible illness.”

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A writing prompt is a word or phrase that inspires your creative energy. It’s a suggestion or an idea for a writing topic.   

Let's write a book together: A story that connects our voices, one line at a time. 


Mail Art Stories Project

Order your Seed Stories. Request a hand-written letter. Get updates on my first book "Pixie and the Bees"! 

Writing connects us. Find inspiration in the words of others. 

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