“Only in My Dreams” – A Haibun/Senryu

 

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December 14, 2017, Carrotranch.com prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the phrase “only in…” It can be used to tell a story about a profession, a place or situation. Go were the prompt leads you.

Respond by December 19, 2017, to be included in the compilation (published December 20). Rules are here. All writers are welcome!

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The meadow fairy hovered above me. Her wings, transparent, barely discernable in the evening light beat the air in a slow rhythm. Her body was long and lean, like the tall grasses she hid in. Her blue eyes captured my attention. In an instant, I knew she was a Meliae fairy nymph because each of the seven nymph clans was represented by a color of the rainbow which manifested in the pigmentation of their eyes. I found myself transfixed and the glamours held me spellbound.

Whispers of my fate –
only in my wildest dreams,
how will I proceed?

©2017 Colleen M. Chesebro

Happy Christmas, Yule, Hanukkah, and Kwanza. May the spirit of the season fill your heart with joy.

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