A “New” Beginning for Fairy Swamp

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In the grey light of morning, Fairy Swamp readies for the new year with minuscule water reserves – the life blood of the swamp.  Green leaves poke out from branches nourished from the winter rains.  Trees glare with a whiteness, as their ghostly images reflect in the calm standing pools of water.

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Green kudzu vines nurtured from the rains rally and begin their climb upward into the trees.  Pale green algae clings to the surface of the shallow water, while small finches play about in the tops of the trees.  The wind blows through the slough rustling the brown leaves on the ground creating a mournful hollow sound.

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Fairy Swamp is in a period of renewal.  It is a new beginning, where the old and withered dies back and disappears, adding another layer from which new life will spring forth for the fairy community that lives there.  The opportunities are endless!

To follow the stories of the Swamp Fairy, find them on my main menu or click here to read the latest story thread where you can work backwards to each story.

Thank you to The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the prompt of “new.”  We are in the depths of winter here in Pensacola, Florida and I am looking forward to the warmth reappearing soon.

Thank you for visiting me today. I enjoy seeing you each time you visit.

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  1. I love all things magical, and your series on the Swamp Fairy is inspired Colleen. I look forward to seeing further works and magic… 💞

  2. Beautiful description of the swamp and its life cycle. I like the way you set the stage for telling the story of the Swamp Fairy community. Your pictures are great. Your swamp reminds me of watery places in the Mississippi Delta when I was a teen-ager.

    • Thank you. I love the beauty of northwest Florida. The rest of the state is so different from here. Fairy Swamp is small and really a slough but it has a haunting quality to it. 💖

  3. Love your swamp photos. We are thinking about travelling to Floriday next year (2016). Because I’d love to take a tour through the Everglades!

  4. The photos are beautiful. Great posting Silver Threading! I’m planning to add photography within the coming weeks.

  5. Sending you some of our winter showers. Happy New Year.

  6. Sorry Colleen. for the mistake.

  7. these photos are so Fairy Swamp. It reminds me of all those books i have read, in the past, that had such places as a hidden glade or grove for the heroine and her mystery lover/beau.. Been a sucker for a great Mills and Boon ish type story with a historical theme. A very contented year Collen

  8. Perfect interpretation for this challenge. Lovely photos.

  9. Very nice description, Colleen! Winter has set in here in So California too! Some rain and cold, but still many days of sun. Happy Story Writing in 2015. Christine

  10. Good beginning of the year.

  11. Wonderful set of photos and thoughts for the challenge. 🙂

  12. That was lovely! Happy New Year. 😀

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