I have been selected by Jennifer Nichole Wells to participate in the 5 photos – 5 days challenge. What does this mean for you, dear readers?
The challenge rules: “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and tell a story about each photo. The story can be truth or fiction, poetry or prose. Each day one must also nominate a fellow blogger to participate in the challenge.”
Day 3: The Elusive Red Swamp Fairy
I was able to capture a photo this morning
of the rarest sight indeed –
this elusive red swamp fairy
visited me with the utmost speed.
I chased, I cajoled, I begged him to light,
there was no way I was giving up this fight!
I had to have proof that magic does dwell,
in the mystic location down from my well.
Along the tree line that edges the field
the horse-hole gateway beckoned to me –
One step inside and back in time, you will be,
all alone with the elusive
red swamp fairy.
This photo and poem are inspired by my tales of the swamp fairies which you can find on my blog by clicking here. My first young adult novel called The Swamp Fairy is currently under construction with a plan to (hopefully) publish by November 2015; to coincide with my anniversary of the discovery of the fairies last November. Here is a brief synopsis of the story:
“One autumn day, on her way to school, twelve-year-old Abigail (Abby) Forester meets a fairy who asks for her help in saving the fairy kingdom that resides in the nearby swamp down the road. A new housing project with 180 units is being built next door, threatening the existence of the swamp fairies.
The swamp fairy explains to Abby that it is her destiny to help them, as she was chosen long ago in a different time and place. The fairies have always helped humans in the past. Abby proves to be the link who can help preserve the fairy kingdom, and the natural balance between their world and ours, to keep them both intact. One place cannot survive without the other.
Abby tells her best friend Savanna, and together the two girls embark on an adventure to save Fairy Swamp. They travel back into time to the beginning of Pensacola, Florida, where the girls learn about becoming stewards of the land, human equality, and what cultural harmony really means.”
Today, I would like to ask Lisa, from Rebirth of Lisa to take up the photography/story telling gauntlet. I am excited to see what Lisa will come up with!
Thanks for visiting. I will see you tomorrow,