I came across Lisa’s site, Lisa Reiter – Sharing the Story while reading Irene’s recent ‘Bite Size Memoir‘ posts. I intended to ‘join in’ at the beginning but here we are, week three, although just making it before the deadline today!
Thank you to both lovely ladies for this opportunity as I jump in now!
In Lisa’s words: ‘Bite size memoir is designed to help anyone record some personal memoir in small manageable bites‘ and each week she invites us to do so using a prompt she gives out each Friday.
You can find out more about this challenge by clicking on the link to Lisa’s site above.
Meanwhile, here is my 150 word bite size memoir for this week’s prompt:
Magic and Fairy Tales
My fairies, tiny, mystical creatures, lived with their pixie friends in the woods behind my house in the English village where once I lived.
Their world was safe and peaceful; I imagined them flitting from flower to flower, bathing in dewdrops and singing so sweetly that even the hedgehogs would stop to listen.
When I walked alone in the woods, I breathed in the respite of their tranquil world as it eased the suffocation of my reality.
Yet, when I write of the past, sometimes at its darkest, I remember the little girl who searched for fairy circles and picked flowers for pressing in scrapbooks; I smile at this child, mesmerized was she by the pure magic of finding speckled blue eggs warming inside a blackbird’s nest.
This, my true magic.