I was waiting in the forest glade for Oakryn when I noticed the Nymph. It was but a moment until she spotted me and I found myself instantly hypnotised by her mesmerising eyes. A startling shade of aquamarine, flecked with gold, her irises rimmed with deepest midnight blue. 

I was utterly captivated until I felt a sharp pinch on my arm. Oakryn threw a rock,  splashing the Nymph, then turned and kissed me.

Later as I finished up my notes on the Nymph, I turned back to my entry on Dryad and penned ‘It appears Dryad have a jealous streak’.

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

I love your fantasy stories, Carrie. They are very artful and descriptive. I think anyone would be mesmerized with those eyes! Great work!

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

I agree with Melissa about those eyes, Carrie and I really enjoyed another taste of Greek mythology. Very nice.

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
Reply to  Carrie OLeary
5 months ago

That will teach me! I googled dryad (in an attempt to educate myself) and it came up as Greek mythology!

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

Hello, Carrie. I enjoyed your story so much. I imagine those mesmerizing blue eyes. And thank you for sharing new word to me “Oakryn – which means female name of American origin that means Beautiful Oak.” Well done!

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

You are welcome, Carrie.

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Emily O'Leary
Emily O'Leary(@emily-oleary)
5 months ago

Hahaha Oakryn has claimed him as hers, she’s certainly not letting shady water nymphs get their claws in!

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

A sweet fantasy tale ending on a humorous note. The protagonist’s note about the dryad made me smile.

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

It seems like Oakryn isn’t about to let a Nymph interfere in her business! I would love to read more.

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allinonefitness steven jenkins
allinonefitness steven jenkins(@allinonefitness-steven-jenkins)
4 months ago

Another excellent story.

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