Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Fairy Tale



As she sleeps,
She dreams of her journeys
Through sweet-smelling tropical trees
On oceans that were never ending
Through storms that she thought she wouldn’t make it through
Soaring over streets and cities seeing the beautiful lights
Being captivated by the views
But in all her journeys she still felt lost
She was missing her light.

As she awakens,
Her memories are still flowing through her mind
Her feeling of being unattached to the world filled her
Frightened, she tries to fight her thoughts
But then she sees something
It is glowing so soft yet so bright
She is filled with warmth
This feeling she has, she has never felt before
Could this be her light?

As she gets up,
Feeling quite tired
And as she walks towards the glowing figure
The closer she gets the stronger she feels
And as she picks up her child (fairy)
She realizes her journey has just begun
Her life is just starting
She realizes this is what she was missing, this is her light.

The End.


– Rebecca Armitage


The Fairy Tale by Rebecca Armitage is from Take Two: Another Anthology of English Writing from the Costalegre and marks Rebecca's first appearance in the Bar None Group anthologies. Rebecca, a child of the sea, was first introduced to Barra de Navidad by her parents as a young child. Today, as a woman, she is now a bright light of Barra's winter life.