Monday, May 28, 2012

Firefly Glitter [#Faerypin]

Once again I find myself dabbling in fantasy. My first foray earned no comments so I suspect I have a long way to go, but here is another stab. The fantastic Anna Meade at Yearning for Wonderland is hosting a contest, Faerytaleish Pinterest Contest, based upon photos that have been uploaded to her Pinterest board: Faerytaleish. The contest closes on June 1 and all entries must be 300 words or less and include the photo that inspired the story.
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Running around the back yard with her Mason jar, Stacie paused as her mom shouted from the back porch, "Ten more minutes, then it's time to come in."

She started to holler back but heard, "...and leave those creepy bugs outside!"

With a shrug of her shoulders Stacie continued chasing the fireflies. She loved them, so glittery and bright. They made her laugh and turned her insides all giggly.

Enchanted by a new group of fireflies, she darted towards them, chasing the dancing lights through the tall grass colored by a tapestry of wildflowers. She was too entranced to notice they were drawing her closer and closer to the forest at the edge of the property.


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24 comments:

  1. So very awesome! I love this. And I enjoyed your other piece too although it was darker and more creepy. I really thought I commented. Happy Memorial Day, Donna!

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  2. You were my only commenter, Beth, and I knew I creeped you out. LOL! Thanks so much for being such a faithful reader!!

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  3. That's the photo I was considering using! This is so well written, and I just love the unknown ending. I want to know more!

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  4. I love the images you've put in my head...dancing fireflies and an innocent young thing chasing after them! Wonder where they took her?

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  5. I wonder if there will be any doubles...will be interesting.

    I now have several tales that need to be expanded but need to get my two novels done first. LOL!

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  6. Thanks, Lisa. I could see her dancing around...I love fireflies myself. Not sure where they took her but someday I plan to find out!

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  7. Great story. I love "What's a future?"

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  8. It really helps to have young grandchildren around...LOL!

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  9. This captures youth and innocence beautifully, Donna. Thank you for entering!

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  10. That was excellent. I wondered if she might be "punished" for putting the fireflies in a jar. Sorry Imissed your other entry - I've been back and read it.

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  11. Wow, last line felt a little dark in comparison, loved the light colourful mood, must say was caught up by several pinterest boards last night after your post few days back :)

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  12. You and the other regulars continue to inspire me!

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  13. LOL! Never thought about the possible punishing, what a good twist that would be.

    Thanks for checking out my other fantasy tale. We "bikers" & "van folks" gotta stick together!

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  14. Thanks for taking time to read and comment. The last line seemed like a must for the folks left back at home. The original draft was much longer and went into foster parents left behind.

    Yup, Pinterest gets ya hooked!

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  15. Beautiful, just like all the ancient tales where the fairies steal children. :)

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  16. The lure of fireflies, certainly I've felt it, but mine never whisked me away. I must say I was in mind of punishment as well, perhaps we've read too many darkly twisted tales. LOL. I did love the youth of the girl. Oh and her name ;)

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  17. Never trust a fire fly I say! You've a lovely childlike voice going on here. :)

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  18. I saw fireflies the other night in my back yard and I thought of your story...but I didn't follow them ;)

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  19. Aww... I love this. You really capture the sweet innocence of a child. I especially like how her tongue was poking out the corner of her mouth :)

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  20. It was so innocent and yet, the hiker finding the jar the next day sort of brings it crashing down to reality and you have to wonder: did the firefly queen really protect her, or was there something more sinister a'foot? A wonderful choice in picture and lovely flash-fiction piece to match.

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  21. Thanks for all the comments, I'm glad you enjoyed my little tale.

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  22. Wonderful story! I got the impression that she was led off into a magical adventure that may not have been completely safe.

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