Tale Weaver/Fairy Tale #124 – Forest Creatures

Thanks Michael. Lovely image this week!
If you wish to participate in this week’s Tale Weaver Challenge, you can check it out here.

It started as a childish pastime, first talking to the trees, then pretending there were fairies at the bottom of the garden.
The adults were right of course when they said there weren’t any.

They weren’t fairies at all.
They were her friends, her guardians, her kindred spirits, and although she didn’t realise it then, they presented time:
Past, Present and Future.

A lonely child, she’d always felt happiest in the forest.
The trees provided protection from the elements, and a hiding place for her friends.
Unlike her, they didn’t age, and could take the form of anything should outsiders pass by.
Her favourite were the butterflies, such a vibrant blue yet whose existence was never questioned.

After her parents died, they continued in their vigilance to protect her, keeping her from harm. They became her mentors and confidantes, caring for her in times of sorrow, distress or confusion.
She never married, had never wanted to, and was content with her life.

It wasn’t until her twilight years that everything became clear when they manifested themselves in their true form and welcomed her into their world.
Crossing over was painless as she became one of them, flitting in the forest waiting until a lonely child sat under the trees and marvelled at the beautiful butterflies.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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4 Responses to Tale Weaver/Fairy Tale #124 – Forest Creatures

  1. Michael says:

    Beautiful tale Di and I love that you focused on the butterflies…you created a delightfully mystic tale with that sense of a life long relationship that enriched your story…thanks so much for contributing to this weeks tale weaver..

    • Thanks Michael. I love butterflies, they are so delicate. My card making kit is full of stickers of them and some are too pretty to use! Our back fence in the cottage used to be covered with such a variety, I kept a reference book handy!

  2. Sreeblogs says:

    wow beautiful tale 🙂

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