Away with the fairies Back in time for tea Anything you find must stay Never fill your pockets with fairy treasure Danger will stalk your life Over the next year bad luck is yours Never making the right choice, taking the right turn Everything you do, crumbles Dust is what your dreams are made of… ©AnitaDawes2022
Are you ready for a #TankaTuesday theme prompt? Ken Gierke (Rivrvlogr) from last month’s challenge picked the theme:
Take a drab rainy day paint a rainbow in all that you do see the smiles in their eyes hear the leaves whisper thank you as you pass by each mighty tree see the fairies wave as you pass them there… ©AnitaDawes2022
Step into a world where fairies, dragons, and other magical beings converge in a collection of poetry and short stories inspired by the celebration of Litha, the Summer Solstice.
Meet Drac, a dragon cursed by his own poisonous deeds, and two pixies who help an old man remember a lost love.
You’ll meet a pair of fairies with a sense of humor, and a young girl who fulfills her destiny after being struck by lightning.
Learn what happens when a modern witch’s spell goes terribly wrong.
Meet the Sisters of the Fey, a group of Slavic Witches who sign a pact with the Rusalki Fey to preserve their magic for the good of all.
Atmospheric and haunting, the prose and poetry, will rewrite the mythologies of the past bringing them into the future.
Our Review for Fairies, Myths & Magic. A Summer Celebration…
These enchanting poems and stories are a joy to read and would make a truly beautiful present for anyone who loves the magical world of myths and magic.
I had just finished editing my complicated mystery/thriller and wanted something to undo all the knots in my brain. I chose to read this delightful book written by Colleen Chesebro and it worked a treat!
I was transported back to a time when I saw fairies everywhere, and the years simply fell away as I remembered those golden days of my childhood.
Thank you, Colleen, for restoring the magical centre in my brain…
About the Author
Colleen won the Little and Laugh Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community.com in November 2017 for her piece, called, “The Bus Stop.” Her debut novel, “The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy,” won gold in the 2017 AuthorsDB.com cover contest.
Colleen lives in Colorado with her husband. When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and friends. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. You can learn more about Colleen at www.colleenchesebro.com.
Magic space, fairy glade
Tinkling bells invite you in.
When you find your way out
Time has changed while you were there
One day has passed while you were gone.
Now outside, you find
Ten years have passed, they thought you dead
So much has changed inside your head
Your speech is now of fairy tongue
No one can tell what you have said
No mother’s tears can wash away.
This fairy child is here to stay…