The Useless Fairy II

The Useless Fairy II

September 21, 2012 Writing 14

Aiane carried the mirror through the mist, intent on what was swirling within it rather than where she was going. She dressed in all black, but not because she was wicked. Rather, it was in disguise. Her magic was powerful and there were many who would take advantage and use it for evil. Wearing the black let her practice freely, as she wished, yielding to neither the good nor the bad.

An unidentified noise from the mist caused her to clutch the mirror closer, yet not too close. She did not want to be sucked in. She must be wary of another who wanted the looking glass. He would have no qualms sending her within the whirling abyss of the glass. He had sent others through it, most recently her children, the fairies. They were not really her children, but they looked to her to lead them and protect them. She had failed them once, but she would not fail them again.


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14 Responses

  1. Carrie says:

    hmmm….I’m, liking this picture…I have a real “Rachel vibe” coming…is this connected to your first fairy piece? Will she help the one sneaking through the darkened halls?

    • SAM says:

      It is connected to the first piece, and I absolutely thought “RACHEL!” when I saw it. Then I went to Once Upon a Time because the girl reminds me of Regina.

  2. Renee says:

    Yes I wanted more! Now I have that and more curiousity about what’s next.

    Nicely done.

  3. Anne Schilde says:

    Is her name pronounced like mine or like Diane? Also, is there more to the story idea? I read the first one too, but I didn’t really see the connection between the two. I’m curious about the other side of the mirror.

    • SAM says:

      In my head its I-ain like in ain’t. There’s a lot more in my head too. The connection between her the other story is that they are her children. But, as with stories, you never know which why they’ll go, so maybe this is a different t story altogether. We’ll see.

      Sent from my iPad

  4. Ermilia says:

    Yes, this definitely feels like there is more to it. You’ve given us a sliver of a grand story. Thanks for contributing this week to Picture it & write, Sam. 🙂

    – Ermisenda

  5. joetwo says:

    Nice one! I like how you identified the black look as a disguise. I hadn’t seen it from that way before.

  6. I really enjoyed this! Do you plan on continuing this or is it a random piece? I should keep mine as short, long entries sometimes confuse reader.

    • SAM says:

      The previous post is actually another piece and I think I may continue it. I have several places I need to write for with deadlines approaching.

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