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March 16th, 2010 at 20:52

I’ve continue working on my winged fairy character (no name yet…) I started to sketch first, and then wrote a bit and came up with a snipped of a part of a possible story line/section.




He was lying lifeless in a dark, black shaft. His body was crumbled into a little mount on the ground illuminated by a bright light falling through a window high above. But he wasn’t dead. A small quiver was going through the wings which were folded above him like a blanket, every time he was taking a breath.

And then his little body started to stir. His face started to twitch, he started to squint, he frowned his eye brows, his hands clenched into fists.

After a little while he opened his eyes. His head was throbbing. And then very slowly as he was beginning to unfold his wings, he pushed himself onto his hands and knees. He grunted and slowly, using all his remaining strength, pushed himself onto his feet, crouching and then coming to a stand in the circle cast by the light.

He tried to look up, but the light was blinding so he had to close his eyes. Eyes shut he held his head towards the light for a moment feeling the warms of the light through his skin. He then raised his hand to his face to cast a shadow to let him take to look around. But there was nothing there, it was all pitch black around him. And so he realised that he could not move outside the shaft of photons coming through the window high above. They had caught him, he was trapped in the illuminated little patch he was standing in.


Someone (hrmph!) said the guy in my sketch looked like Gollum!! So I had to make sure we get an idea what this fairy might look like.

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7 Responses to “fairy-tale”

  1. Curlsofred Says:

    Loving the images, and your writing. Continue!

  2. sara lee Says:

    Oh Ines! I am so excited! These are beautiful! Are they pencil or charcoal? I realy like the ’shadow’ or ’silhouette’ of the top one! I look forward to reading and seeing more!!

  3. amy Says:

    What a lovely idea! The little boy character is wonderful. I can’t wait to seem more!

  4. Janice Says:

    I love your drawings and the story so far Ines. Golem indeed! Would like to read more! I see you’re in full fairy mode too. Perhaps we need to start a support group!
    Janice. x

  5. forward tumble Says:

    They are both pencil, Slee, The top one is done with a B8 pencil. I bought it in Berlin one of my souvenir purchases while there.

    I haven’t done anymore on above, I’m struggling with too much to do, need to plant seeds and am thinking of painting some water colour on the above theme but also have some other stuff I need to get out on paper… have been grieving and been anxious these last few days and in a bit of a stupor. But today I’m going to do some planting and maybe a bit of sketching/painting. Wish me luck and a visit from a little elf so that I have lots of success with my ventures. xx

  6. Kelly Says:

    I love the way that you combined the written and visual elements of your story!

  7. Kara aka Mother Henna Says:

    These are wonderful, Ines! My heart to you for the grief and anxiety the last few days. And wanted to thank you for your kind post after I shared about Christa’s death on my blog. I’m just so keenly aware at this moment how people in our everyday live minimize our connections here as “just virtual” but you are so NOT virtual to me! Just wanting to visit all of you who share on your blogs, share heART, the vulnerable stuff, the celebrations, everything. I wish we had the beaming technology of Star Trek so we could all meet in person. Anyway, I’m babbling, but just wanted to say thank you for being here and sharing with us!

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