Mid Week Flash 90 – Fairy Gate

I wasnt sure whether to tag this piece as being part of Miranda Kate’s Mid Week Flash or not, given that I’ve used her picture as a prompt for a poem this time, which I think might be against the rules. The general guidelines can be found here if you’d like to join in.

I’ve also used today’s #vss365 prompt from Twitter, which was “spread” -usually I’d post a #vss365 directly to twitter, but this came out considerably longer than tweet length, and I didn’t want to cut it.

The image for this story is Miranda’s mid week flash prompt, and was taken by Kurt Gordon, an Australian photographer who travels a lot and takes a lot of pictures. You can find them on display over on 500px. 

Fairy Gate

Behind the fields,

Deep in the woods,

Beyond the paths we know,

There is a pair of twisted trees

Where nothing seems to grow.

Blink three times, check no-one’s near,

And wiggle yourself through,

(Remember that this only works if your heart is true)

If moon is full, and times are right,

An old door will appear.

Inside you’ll see the fey market,

A place of wonder and fear.

Spread across the tables

Are bottled dreams and luck,

Curses for your enemies,

And spells woven by Puck.

Be careful what you bargain,

Don’t trade your name away,

Wise men don’t eat fairy food,

And return by death of day.

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Author: Victoria Pearson

Victoria Pearson lives behind a keyboard somewhere in rural Bedfordshire, with her husband, her four children and her dog. She writes very strange stories.

2 thoughts on “Mid Week Flash 90 – Fairy Gate”

  1. Love this! A poem is perfect. It’s whatever form or writing that works.

    You definitely have a poet’s heart. I don’t think I could write something that beautiful in rhyme.

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