Winter's Wards


Inspiration hits with a flash, stories written on the go. A rumble of laughter and the tale is heard only in echoes. The wind blows me in a new direction. Whom shall I visit next?

Shy child in tatters

Winter's ward

Too weak and cold

To lift her sword

How hast thou come here?

Stumble toward

My outstretched arms, dear waif!


Sweet sprite of whimsy!

Tumbling round

The fairy circles

On the ground,

Be'est fille or faery,

Thou hast found

A friend who'll keep thee safe!


For ev'ry small one

Needs to feel

Loved and protected,

Needs a meal

And home, and clothing.

For thy weal,

I'll shield you. Call me Rafe.

Come to me, dears. Be safe.


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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

If I had a fairy, a good fairy, I wonder what I shall do?

  • #2228 Posted 5 years ago
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Explore this idea in a sequel, if you wish!

I had the notion last night on the way home from work: Is the speaker a trustworthy person, or someone more sinister?

What do you think?

  • #2237 Posted 5 years ago
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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

Well, she has a sword...

  • #2242 Posted 5 years ago
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That little girl is an interesting personage to me, and I may go and create a more complete OC just to see what she's about. The speaker here sounds caring and empathetic, but then if someone were up to no good they'd aim for that anyway.

I don't really want to explore or imagine/"live" an experience wherein a child is menaced or disturbed by a malicious person...

I'll see what happens, I guess.

  • #2250 Posted 5 years ago
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