16th May 1844

Under an ancient oak, danced the most beautiful fae I’ve observed thus far.

Classification: Dryad.

Tall and willowy with long, graceful limbs; her flowing silken hair, the same soft shade of green as meadow grass, cascaded down her back.

A sudden gust of wind blew mayflower pollen, making me sneeze explosively. To my dismay she ran. I gave chase, thinking I’d lost her until I found myself gazing into captivating hazel eyes. The chameleon-like quality of her pearlescent skin had taken on the appearance of birch bark.

Mad though it may sound, I believe myself quite smitten.

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Melissa Taggart
Melissa Taggart(@melissa-taggart)
6 months ago

This is a lovely story, Carrie. A great amount of detail in so few words, as well as strong imagery. I always enjoy your stories, this is another gem. Great work!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
6 months ago

It is a distinctive fairy-tale story mixed with Mythology. It is beautiful. I overjoyed the vivid and green images in my imagination. Well done for another beautiful craft, Carrie.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Carrie OLeary
6 months ago

You’re most welcome, Carrie. Sorry for the late response. The electricity and internet of Smart Telecommunication in my place (Northern Mindanao) is down and until now it is unstable due to the bad weather we have experienced right now.

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Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
6 months ago

Magical Carrie, just magical. I agree with Melissa about the words and imagery, truly amazing.

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
6 months ago

I am curious Carrie, can you please explain the title.

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Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
6 months ago

This is a wonderful combination of scientific report and poetic observation, Carrie. I wonder what conclusions “Karl” drew about the origin and evolution of this species. Great writing!

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Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
6 months ago

Carrie, I agree with Linda. Your story was magical. It felt like i was right there with your protagonist, looking at the fae. I enjoyed the imagery in your story.

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