More on the fairy tale theme from Jane Dougherty this week.
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Illustrator for this week’s challenge—John Bauer
They had been promised a revelation should they choose to make The Journey.
Only Jason had any idea as to what that revelation might be, that it could only be better than the dull and colourless lives they currently lived.
He, his wife Eleanor, and their six children set off early one morning, he carrying the youngest as there was no more room on the horse.
Willow was a magnificent beast. Strong and reliable, each step positive and true as they began their journey into the unknown.
The children huddled together, anxious not to fall or hinder their progress.
They travelled for days, which soon became weeks, then months, always towards the sun for guidance.
It was Tippy who noticed it first.
She thought it was a trick of her young tired eyes, but with each progressive step, it was more defined.
‘Look Papa’, she said. ‘ Willow’s bridle is changing!’
Jason had been so intent on the landscape ahead, he hadn’t noticed.
‘Papa! Papa!’ Will cried. ‘Look at your breeches! It’s magic!’
Eleanor looked down with wonder at her husband.
‘It is indeed magic,’ she whispered.
Far behind them lay the black and white past.
The Future was bright, and full of the most beautiful coloured hues.