The Gift

Hiding beneath the roots of a grand gum, she heard the tiny sobs.Her charge had been playing outdoors again. Did she hurt herself?The fairy, wings tucked away, peered through grass above. She could see the side of the little girl, hands cupped, tears dripping onto dusty clothes.Something hung out of her fingers.Should she let her... Continue Reading →

Protector

A scream cut through her from across the meadow and she raged into action, dismissing her injury and climbing up the nearest lookout.Her arms trembled, not used to her own weight, but she needed to ensure her charge was okay.Her heart pounded at another squeal and she cursed her clumsiness; she would’ve been on top... Continue Reading →

Spring Howls

Colours bombarded his senses. Everywhere the spring sun reached, blooms thrived.Th-thump, th-thump.He caught yelps and a myriad of birdsong drifting on the crisp winds as he ran.Th-thump, th-thump.Green shoots pushed through snow still clinging to the base of trees; branches hanging as shields against the warm sun.Th-thump.Ducking his head as he wove through the forest,... Continue Reading →

Turquoise

Dark branches released cherry blossoms, awash with pale pink and deep magenta, and sent them floating upon the subtle mountain breeze. The dragon's tail flicked, dusting the landscape with a glitter of red as it gazed through an orb laden with five yellow stars, tendrils of smoke drifted skyward from its mouth. An orange form darted past, the dragon's eyes followed its flash of colour... Continue Reading →

Revival

She crashed through the underbrush, branches whipping bare skin. Lifeblood dripped from scratches, soaking the soil, eventually feeding those with which she shared her homes. Heart pounding, she pushed on.The creatures gained ground.She clambered out of the tree-line into deep, rushing water and waited... He conquered the treetops, branch by branch. The creatures would watch... Continue Reading →

Life cycle of a book

Each printed marking felt warm on my leaves. Though the binding hurt a little, it was finished soon after and I was in darkness.Rumbling, stop, start, up and down, until the light came again and I saw many others like me.Many, many others.Light and dark cycled, until a creature held me.The creature opened me, our souls linking all through the wondrous moments it spent with me and my... Continue Reading →