Submitted Date 11/28/2018

Daniel and Margot considered all the sights before them.

"Do you know who that lady with the fish tail is?" Daniel asked.

"No. I've only met the fairy circle. I was curious about her though!"

"Let's go see her then, shall we?" Hand-in-hand, they went up to the lady and her listening throng. She happened to be singing, and singing without end. Her voice captivated the two the moment her words reached their ears.

"Waylaid upon the shore, I mourned my loss

Of home deep in the lake where joy its gloss

No man can rub away. Alas, a man

Did come and take me for twelve winters' span,

And hid my tail, until one day a flock

Of fairies found it by a sea-worn rock.

I gladly then dove to my long-lost home.

Yet all had gone, and I was doomed to roam--

The circus fairies beckoned me, so now

I sit in joy, and songs of joy endow."

Margot and Daniel listened on and on, forgetting all else but her stories, and feeling, somehow, closer than they'd ever felt before.


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  • Tanya Marion 4 years, 10 months ago

    I’m intrigued! Thanks for sharing the excerpt!

  • Miranda Fotia 4 years, 5 months ago

    How whimsical! Can't wait to see what else they will encounter. Thanks for sharing!

  • No name 4 years, 4 months ago

    Really fun snippet, gives such a sharp and beautiful image.