The Awakening of the Fey

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April 5, 2018, Carrot Ranch prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a silly sun story. Up north, “sun silly” is the energetic and playful response to returning sunlight. It could also be an April Fool’s jest, a silly story, or a reaction to spring fever. Be silly and write playfully! Go where the prompt leads.

Respond by April 10, 2018. Use the comment section below to share, read and be social. You may leave a link, pingback or story in the comments.


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The hibernating Rusalki fey dangled from cocoons attached to the rafters. They stirred when the rays of father sun streamed in through the window. One by one, they hatched. The tiny creatures floated on newly formed wings.

Lada was not amused. “Not in my tea,” she sputtered placing her hand over her cup. “Sister Serafima, are they like this every year? How do you put up with it?”

A chuckle escaped Serafima’s lips. “They’ve hibernated with me for years. Do you know what this means, sisters?” Lada and Vasilisa shook their heads. “The silly sun of Ostara has arrived.

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro


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This is a sneak peek into a short story I’m writing called, “The Sisters of the Fey – The Beginning.” This story will be featured in a soon to be released book of short stories and poetry called, Fairies, Myths, & Magic I’ve been working on with my coauthor, Wendy Anne Darling. We’re shooting for publication on June 21st to celebrate the Summer Solstice. <3

bluebird morningHappy Spring! <3




31 thoughts on “The Awakening of the Fey”

  1. Colleen, it’s interesting, I visualized covering the tea with my hand before reading that sentence. I guess it’s a natural reaction. This is a fun piece of flash fiction, Waiting to read the entire story.

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  3. Fabulous, Colleen. I love how she covers her teacup to prevent the fairies from landing in her tea. Ha ha. I am definitely feeling a little “sun silly” this spring, too. 🙂

  4. Colleen, I love the balance between the realism and the silliness of protecting tea from the hatch! Summer Solstice would be a great time to launch your co-authored book of short stories!

    1. We have four planned to be launched on the different Solstices and holidays. It should be a fun read. Great poetry and short stories. 😀 Thanks, Charli. I missed last week’s challenge and I hate to do that. The painting is almost done! Whew!! <3

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