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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




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. 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. Sweet scenes of Grooviness. 😎🥀😎🥀😎🥀😎🥀😎🥀

  4. OKAY, I understand the ’99 words – no more, no less’ RULE, but I couldn’t resist: please accept this ‘you tube’ song by Ray Charles — seemed to me appropriate for the ‘Silly Sun’ theme…but over your ’99’! You can throw it away after listening, but, ALL, PLEASE ENJOY! ♥♥♥ Next time, I’ll write only ’99’! https://brchitwood.com/2018/04/10/lucky-old-silly-sun/

  5. A lovely piece of flash fiction, Colleen. I would not want them in my tea either, besides they could drown.

  6. 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. 🙂

  7. I love this. It’s a delightful story, Colleen. I’m looking forward to reading more.

  8. I love this it’s beautiful. <3

  9. Reblogged this on firefly465 and commented:
    Coleen’s sneaky peak at the Sister of Fey storyline.

  10. Oh yum,. I loved this delightful story. Now I can’t wait to read the whole story!!!!! <3

  11. This acts as a good teaser for your project. It has a Victorian feel for me.

  12. 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!

  13. I love it, Sister! Magical images flooded my mind as I read this. I dream of a cabin in the woods where all magical creatures are welcome ❤

  14. That’s a sweet story. Thank you for giving us an excerpt of your latest project, Colleen!

  15. Love it, Colleen, a cheery, silly, sun story! 🙂

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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