Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Black (10/15/09)
TITLE: Fairy Genesis
By Lisa Cox
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ADD TO MY FAVORITES
Fairy Land, Fairy Land, Come alive this day
Darkness be gone, My voice obey.
With green on the ground, and blue in the sky
Let the birds and beasts come in great supply.
But now let the best of my creation be,
All manner of winged creatures, Come fairy.
A magnificent sight, as the waters churned, and from them came two cocoons. Immediately he took them in an embrace and His light became theirs. The sound of thousands of giggles could be heard as two tiny creatures emerged. They were the exact image of their King. Their wings crackled open as they saw Him and they flew for the first time.
All of Fairy Land, every creature focused its attention on the new fairies. No one noticed the black beast moving in the shadows, no one except the King.
My Fairy King, He sees all things.
Justice and Peace are what He brings.
He does no wrong, right shall prevail
His promise stands, though fairies fail.
Twig flew with his new companion Trinket, whose wings were like glass. Together they investigated their new home, which was filled with the fragrance of Forget me Not’s and Foxgloves.
The King came every day and they enjoyed a close friendship.
“Do not enter the West side! Do not go or take anything or you will surely die. “This was the only warning the King left with them. “Trust me.”
As Trinket was gathering food, she heard a rustling in the trees. “Maybe it’s a fawn?” she thought. “I’ll have a peek without entering the forbidden area.” But as you and I know reader, one should never tempt forbidden places.
As she flew near, the beast poked his head out from the thicket. He was a beautiful creature, black with shiny wings.
“Trinket, my dear…” he called as he flew near.
“Oh!” Trinket snapped as she whirled through the air. “Father didn’t tell us about you. “
“There is much the King has kept from you. For instance have you tried the fruit from the West?”he asked helping her to her feet.
“No, Father was certain about that. We are to stay away from there.” Trinket replied. “Let me get my companion Twig. “
“Don’t go Trinket!” the beast snarled becoming more agitated. “Did the King really say you are not to eat from here? You must have misunderstood Him. He knows if you eat here you will become wise like Him. He wants to save it all for Himself.”
Trinket was hypnotized as the beast handed her a piece of the most succulent fruit she had ever seen. “Father…greedy?” she thought sadly. She became angry, “Why would He keep us from this pleasure?” And she grabbed the fruit and flew quickly to Twig. They gobbled it up.
Upon the last bite, their beautiful fairy glow vanished and something awful happened! Trinket’s wings that once glistened shriveled up like rotten bark while Twig’s fat butterfly wings that allowed him to soar like an eagle completely disappeared and their entire bodies went black!
“We’re dying! “ Trinket gasped as they ran and hid.
At that moment the Fairy King flew in looking for his children. “Children? Fly out to me?”
“We can longer fly to you Father!” Twig cried.
“Have you been to the West where I commanded you not to go? “
“Trinket tempted me and offered me the forbidden fruit.” Twig said in defense.
“I was tricked!” Trinket snapped.
“It is no longer safe here now that you understand evil, so we must leave. As for you beast…” the King spoke as he grabbed the black fairy by the wings tearing them apart. “You will no longer fly but roam aimlessly without direction!”
You wings have been lost, emotions been tossed
This choice you’ve made will exact a high cost.
As your King, I’ll bring your exemption,
Through my sacrifice I’ll buy your redemption.
Shadowing his children he did something quite strange, and an odd transfer took place that day. As they began to walk away, backs to the garden, you could see in the setting sun that the wings that once graced the back of the Fairy King were now gone, and instead rested on the backs of his beloved children.
Understand this is not the end,
But instead a door.
To the very beginning,
Of Fairy Lore!
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